General Internal Medicine

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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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Faculty: Meet the Team

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

Jody D Ciolino

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

I am a clinical trialist / study design specialist; my research interests include clinical study design and conduct, database development and data (quality) monitoring, interim monitoring / reporting / analyses, randomization and treatment allocation techniques (including cluster-randomization allocation techniques), and clinical trial data analyses. My applied / collaborative research focuses on clinical studies applied to a wide range of disorders, diseases, and populations including those in the fields of perinatal depression, mood disorders, internal medicine and geriatrics, gastroenterolo...

Amy A Henning

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

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.

Theresa L. Walunas

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), Microbiology-Immunology and Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics)

I received my PhD in immunology from the University of Chicago where I discovered the function of CTLA-4, the first checkpoint inhibitor. Following my MS in computer science, I worked in microbial genomics developing informatics tools to understand biochemical pathways in microorganisms. I joined the Nortwestern faculty to focus on medical informatics and am Associate Director for the Center for Health Information Partnerships and Director of the Chicago Health IT Regional Extension Center.

Bruce L Henschen

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

I am currently a general internist at Northwestern. I received my MD and MPH degrees from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2012 and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Northwestern in 2015. I served as Chief Medical Resident during 2015-2016 and am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.

Samuel J Granieri

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Focusing on Wellness and Adult Primary Care with special interests as above.

Beatrice Nardone

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

Dr Nardone’s research focuses on pharmacovigilance and previously undetected and/or undefined drug adverse events and co-morbidities utilizing real world data related to dermatology. As a senior researcher with RADAR (Research on Adverse Drug events And Report) and through the detection of safety signals from “big data “, Dr Nardone effectively conducts data mining that utilizes various data sources, including the FDA and other national database as well as electronic health records, to report new associations that reflect serious adverse events and comorbidities relatable to dermatology practi...

Stephen D Persell

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

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.

Robert M Golub

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Preventive Medicine

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

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