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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Infectious Diseases

About Us

“Through the use of new technology and computational tools, we have gained insights into the complex systems dynamics of HIV, influenza and Dengue virus infection."

– Babafemi O. Taiwo, MBBS

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Babafemi O. Taiwo, MBBS

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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Richard T D'Aquila

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Study of HIV persistence aims to develop a functional cure. This includes discovery of approaches to modulate cell proteins such as APOBEC3s, and translation to proof-of-concept clinical trials.

Sarah H Sutton

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

As the medical director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, I join forces with Infectious Disease pharmacists and the other hospital epidemiologists here at NMH. Our mission is to provide education, policy, and research that helps prescribers use antibiotics wisely. As an infectious disease physician, I care for a wide range of patients, particularly women with HIV. With maternal fetal medicine specialists and the NMH ID Clinic staff, I care for pregnant women with HIV infection. Our shared goals are to reduce maternal to child HIV transmission and to empower HIV-infected women to take e...

Claudia A Hawkins

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

I am an Associate Professor of Medicine-Infectious Diseases at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. My primary clinical and research interests are in HIV and Viral Hepatitis Co-infection and Global Health. I am Principal and Co-Investigator on a number of epidemiological studies of HIV, Viral Hepatitis B and C, and Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the US, Tanzania and Nigeria. I serve as Director of the Viral Hepatitis/HIV Co-infection Program within the Division of Infectious Diseases at Northwestern and treat patients with HIV and viral hepatitis and other infectious diseases in...

Chad J Achenbach

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Preventive Medicine

My research is focused on ways to improve treatment and outcomes of patients with HIV on antiretroviral therapy. In particular, I am interested in strategies of HIV eradication, broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies, and the epidemiology of HIV-associated cancers.

Valentina Stosor

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

Dr. Stosor is engaged in the clinical care of immunocompromised patients, including organ cell transplant recipients and those with HIV/HCV co-infection. My clinical research interests include: 1. HIV and organ transplantation, 2. HIV and HCV co-infection, 3. infectious diseases outcomes after organ transplantation, and 4. infectious diseases outcomes in mechanical circulatory support recipients.

Egon A Ozer

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

My research is focused on uncovering mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection and other clinically relevant bacterial diseases. We are using comparative bacterial genomics to identify new genes and other factors that contribute to worse outcomes in patients infected with these bacteria.

Michael G Ison

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

My primary clinical and research area focuses on infections in transplant recipients. My research is further focused on viral infections including norovirus, CMV and respiratory viral infections (influenza, adenovirus) in transplant recipients.

Robert L Murphy

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and McCormick School of Engineering

HIV infection, viral hepatitis, antiviral drug development, global health research

Frank J Palella

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

HIV infection, Sexually-transmitted diseases

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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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Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs 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 Infectious Diseases at 312-503-1090 or marypat.mauro@northwestern.edu.
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