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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

About Us

“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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Stephen D Persell

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

I am a health services researcher and primary care internist. My research involves multiple aspects of primary care delivery including the design, implementation and evaluation of electronic health records-based quality improvement tools, practice redesign techniques and methods for clinician performance measurement.

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.

Arnold M Tatar

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

Preventive medicine through lifestyle counseling, early detection, and treatment to achieve optimal control and avoid complicatons.

Amy A Henning

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

I am interested in general internal medicine and dealing with complex medical problems in patients throughout their lifetime. I enjoy forming relationships with my patients to fully understand an individual patients needs in order to optimize medical and/or behavioral therapy for that patient.

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.

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.

Kristi Alicia Tough DeSapri

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Obstetrics and Gynecology

As a specialized Women's Health Internist my interests include: Perimenopause, menopause and hormonal therapy; Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and osteopenia; Contraceptive counseling, Office based gynecologic procedures (colposcopy, IUD, biopsy), preventative medicine and women's cardiovascular health.

Lee Ann Lindquist

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Education, Discharge Processes/ Transitional Care, Paid Caregivers of Seniors, Patient Safety, Medical Education

David T Liss

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

My program of research seeks to test and evaluate new models of team-based, high-value primary care delivery.

Audrey M Tatar

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Adult primary care, adolescent to geriatric, with a strong emphasis on prevention.

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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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