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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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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.

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.

Cynthia A Lagone

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

In my clinic I focus on preventive health and primary care. I try to take a holistic approach when caring for my patients and incorporate their health objectives into their health care plan.

Denise K Au

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Preventive medicine, Women's healthcare

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.

Aarati D Didwania

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

Cancer survivorship care focusing primarily on adult survivors of childhood cancers.

Jenny K Lee

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

My clinical and research interests include travel related illnesses and vaccine-preventable illnesses. In addition, I have been treating HIV patients for more than 20 years.

Robert M Golub

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

Medical publishing, Comprehensive care of the adult, Medical decision making, Preventive care

Jeffrey A Linder

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Jeffrey A. Linder, MD, MPH, FACP is a general internist and primary care clinician-investigator. Dr. Linder is the Michael A. Gertz Professor of Medicine and the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Linder received his medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine, did a Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care at Massachusetts General Hospital, and has a Masters of Public Health degree from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

Jordana Friedman

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Women's Health, primary care, osteoporosis.

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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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We invite your philanthropic partnership in helping us achieve our research and teaching missions each day.

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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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