Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

About Us

Dedicated to the future of care

The Department of Medicine provides residents with a thorough, broad-based education while giving patients individualized care through Feinberg-affiliated hospitals and care sites and conducting high-level basic and clinical research through our 12 specialized internal medicine divisions.

“As with everything we do, whether at the bedside, in the classroom or in the laboratory, we are constantly striving for excellence.”

Douglas E. Vaughan, MD

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What We Do

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David J Mehlman, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Echocardiography, General cardiology, Prosthetic heart valve disease

Alona Furmanchuk, PhD

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.

Preeti Kansal, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

I am interested in clinical research centered on cardiac imaging and valve disease.

Hiam Abdala-Valencia, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Application of next generation sequencing technology and integrative “wet” lab approaches to basic and translational research of lung diseases, including but not limited to: asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, acute lung injury. Understanding systemic influences on lung biology in health and disease, such as impact of central metabolism and epigenetic control of developmental checkpoints

Stephen L Adams, MD

Professor of Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Anaadriana Zakarija, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

The diagnosis and treatment of bleeding disorders and their complications. Evaluation of causes of thrombosis and education regarding treatment and prevention of thrombosis.

Ravi Kalhan, MD

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Preventive Medicine

Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS is Director of the Northwestern Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Program where comprehensive care is provided to patients with asthma and COPD at all stages of severity. Dr. Kalhan additionally serves as director of the Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Clinical Resource Center at Northwestern and medical director of the lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) program. Dr. Kalhan attended college at Brown University in Providence, RI where he majored in modern American history. He subsequently entered medical school at Case Western Reserve University School...

Kathryn E Hulse, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

My research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that drive B cell responses at mucosal sites, especially the airways, in humans. In addition, I am interested in understanding the factors that alter disease severity in men and women.

Sanjiv J Shah, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Sanjiv J. Shah, MD is the Neil Stone, MD Professor in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine; Director of the T1 Center for Cardiovascular Therapeutics; and Director of the Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Shah’s clinical expertise and research focuses on heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), which is one of the most prevalent cardiovascular diseases and for which there are few proven treatments. In 2007, Dr. Shah started the first dedicated HFpEF program in the world at Northwestern...

Emilia Lecuona, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

My interest is in the study of the biology of the alveolar epithelium as well as the mechanisms that regulate sodium transport in alveolar epithelial cells. I am also interested in studying the mechanisms by which some respiratory diseases are accompanied of muscle dysfunction and the possible role that microRNAs play in it.

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