Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Hospital Medicine

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The Division of Hospital Medicine is defining a new standard of excellence by delivering collaborative, compassionate and comprehensive care to high-complexity patients and their families, by researching and innovating to make a positive impact on patient and health system outcomes and by shaping the next generation of medical professionals through mentorship and education.

“Our greatest strength is our people. We know that the best way to ensure the highest quality care for our patients is to make every effort to support our healthcare professionals.”

– Kevin J. O’Leary, MD

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Faculty: Meet the Team

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Martha L Twaddle

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Dr. Twaddle combines nearly thirty years of experience in the care of seriously ill people and their families in a variety of areas of service. She currently serves as the Medical Director for Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care at Northwestern Medicine - Lake Forest Hospital. Her academic work includes developing curriculum, guidelines and models of care for healthcare professionals to provide care for the seriously ill in all settings. In addition, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, she works with teams that are evaluating the impact of communication skills training on...

G Randy Smith, Jr

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Randy Smith is a career hospitalist and currently serves as Unit Medical Director for Unit 16 West at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has served as an implementation mentor in four Federally or privately funded multihospital quality improvement programs. His quality improvement experience includes direct involvement in development projects at thirteen hospitals throughout his career, with project focus ranging from prevention of unplanned readmissions, optimization of hospital throughput, design of handover systems and diagnosis notification systems for discharged patients, inpatient medica...

Sabine B Sobek

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

interested in internal medicine in the perioperative setting

Jayson T Neagle

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

My clinical practice is focused within an inpatient palliative medicine consultation service comprised of a multidisciplinary team of professionals. I'm working with my colleagues to improve the communication skills of our students, residents, and fellows-- especially with regard to goals of care and advance care planning. We strive to be experts in symptom management for those facing serious illness at any stage and provide a holistic team approach to caring for patients and families.

Eytan Szmuilowicz

Associate Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Palliative Care is a subspecialty that focuses on the relief or prevention of suffering -- physical, psychological, or spiritual -- in patients or families facing a life-threatening illness. My interests lie in advanced symptom management and the role palliative care can play in an intergrated healthcare system.

Gopi J Astik

Instructor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Clinical documentation, Operations, Quality and Patient Safety

Cheryl K Lee

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

I am a hospital-based physician, in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Northwestern Memorial and Lurie Children's Hospitals. In addition, I serve as key clinical faculty in the Internal Medicine Residency, which affords me the opportunity to further the practice of Evidence-Based Medicine among our trainees.

A Charlotta Weaver

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Charlotta Weaver is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Director of Operations for Oncology and Gynecology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2005 and completed internal medicine residency at Northwestern in 2008, when she joined the Division of Hospital Medicine as an oncology hospitalist. In 2016 she completed a Master’s Degree in Health Quality and Patient Safety from NU. In addition to her operational role, she also serves as Director of Faculty Development and Recru...

Ryan J Buck

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Hospital based quality improvement

Amitkumar R Patel

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Care of hospitalized medicine patients, medical student and resident education

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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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