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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

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“We provide care for acute medical problems and chronic diseases, and we have nationally recognized programs to provide the preventive care people need to stay healthy.”

– Jeffrey Linder, MD

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“We embrace the importance of quality of life – a sense of satisfaction, meaningful activity, and the ability to express values and enjoy relationships – as an integral component of health care for older adults.”

– Lee Lindquist, MD

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What We Do

Faculty: Meet the Team

View individual profiles of our faculty members and learn about their research and clinical specialties.

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Matthew J O'Brien

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Preventive Medicine

My work aims to eliminate health disparities in U.S. Latinos by examining the underlying causes and developing interventions to address them. Since 2007, my colleagues and I have focused on community health workers as a culturally-competent workforce to promote health and prevent disease in this population. Partnered closely with community-based organizations, we have developed and tested community health worker programs to prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease, and most recently diabetes. We conduct qualitative and epidemiologic studies to identify intervention targets in Latinos and develop...

Marina Arvanitis

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

I am a primary care internist and pediatrician, and a health services researcher focusing on health literacy, patient-reported outcomes, and health care quality. I am particularly interested in understanding the life course development of health literacy, the effects of health literacy on individual and family health, and how it can be promoted within families.

Aashish K Didwania

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Medical Education

Clinical interests are in General Internal Medicine/Primary Care, Community Health and Hospital Medicine. Research Interests are in Medical Education, Medical Decision Making, Simulation, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.

Anne Furey Schultz

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Dr. Schultz' practices general internal medicine. She has a particular interest in women's health and preventive medicine.

Kenzie A Cameron

Research Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics), Medical Education, Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine

Dr. Cameron is a health services researcher who has a background in communication and health behavior theory, with a particular focus on health communication and social influence. Her interests include addressing racial and ethnic disparities, as well as using both quantitative and qualitative methods to increase individuals' use of preventive services such as adult vaccinations and cancer screenings.

Namratha R Kandula

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Preventive Medicine

My primary research interests are to: 1) Eliminate health disparities by working with individuals and their communities to develop prevention interventions that reach underserved populations; 2) Inform health care system delivery of prevention that is patient and community-centered. My research integrates perspectives and methods from public health, social sciences, clinical science and public engagement because finding solutions to health disparities in an increasingly diverse U.S. population requires working across disciplines and beyond the walls of academia.

Lenore F Soglin

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Primary care internal medicine, Women's healthcare, intimate partner violence

Yacob G Tedla

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Dr. Tedla is a cardiovascular epidemiologist. His research work focuses on arterial structural and functional abnormalities, with a special emphasis on arterial stiffness and blood pressure variability, and their impact on cardiovascular diseases. He is interested on the use of big electronic health record data to conduct clinical research while leveraging on robust epidemiologic methods and analytical techniques.

Alona Furmanchuk

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Dr. Furmanchuk received her PhD in computational chemistry from Jackson State University, MS. She received her trainings in modeling and data mining with Los Alamos National Laboratory, Chemistry Department, and later with Department of Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University.

Daniel B Evans

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Medical Education

Medical student education - specifically training future primary care MDs to work in the Patient-Centered Medical Home setting (PCMH).

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Diversity and Inclusion

The department works toward an environment of inclusion and support through the Diversity and Cultural Affairs Council and through several dedicated events and initiatives.

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Housestaff Research Portal

Graduate Research Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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You can contact MaryPat Mauro for more information on supporting the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at 312-503-1090 or marypat.mauro@northwestern.edu.

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