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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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Susan E Cohn

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Dr. Cohn is an expert in HIV medicine, infectious disease, HIV clinical trials and health services outcomes research. She has been an active participant in the NIH/NIAID AIDS Clinical Trials Group since 1988, and has held numerous leadership positions including Vice Chair and Chair of the Women’s Health Committee and the Outcomes Committee, Vice-Chair of the Underrepresented Populations Committee 2008-2010 and Chair of the Women’s Health Internetwork Scientific Committee (WHISC). She is chair and vice-chair of major protocols pertaining to women's health, self-management and outcomes, recruitm...

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...

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.

John P Flaherty

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Medical Education

HIV infection, Orthopedic-related Infections, Travel-related infections

Maureen K Bolon

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Antimicrobial Resistance, Antimicrobial Utilization, Healthcare Associated Infections

Ramon Lorenzo Redondo

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

My work focuses on viral evolution and the interaction between viruses and the host during infection. My main interests are RNA viruses, specially HIV-1, evolutionary biology, and genomics. The ultimate goal of my research is to understand the virus-host system and its evolutionary properties in order to develop the best treatments and prevention strategies for human viral infections.

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.

Frank J Palella

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

HIV infection, Sexually-transmitted diseases

Eun-Young Kim

Research Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

My research focuses on molecular evolutionary mechanisms of HIV/SIV/influenza in host defense, antiretroviral drug resistance and genetic variation in HIV, HIV susceptibility to HIV infection and disease progression, and how host genetics and immunity affects HIV/influenza infection and dynamics. Research includes next generation sequencing of HIV and host genes and transcriptome to pursue a detailed genetic interrogation of host and virus interactions and host genes that regulate HIV or influenza infection.

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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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Mary Pat Mauro

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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