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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Mary McDermott, MD

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Preventive Medicine

Comprehensive care of adults, Peripheral vascular disease, Preventive medicine

Cynthia A Lagone, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

In my clinic I focus on preventive health and primary care. I try to take a holistic approach when caring for my patients and incorporate their health objectives into their health care plan.

Elizabeth Engman, MD

Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Comprehensive care of adults, Women's healthcare

Eytan Szmuilowicz, MD

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.

Melinda R Ring, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Medical Social Sciences

Research interest: Examining the potential benefits of integrative medicine therapies (complementary and alternative medicine) for a range of conditions.

Yacob G Tedla, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Dr. Tedla is a cardiovascular epidemiologist. His research work focuses on arterial structural and functional abnormalities, with a special emphasis on arterial stiffness and blood pressure variability, and their impact on cardiovascular diseases. He is interested on the use of big electronic health record data to conduct clinical research while leveraging on robust epidemiologic methods and analytical techniques.

Douglas E Vaughan, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

My primary clinical interest is in adult cardiovascular disease. My practice has focused on the management and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease. I am also interested in the diagnosis and management of arterial thrombosis. My research interests align with these clinical interests. My primary investigative focus is and has been on the mammalian plasminogen activator system and the role this system plays in cardiovascular disease. We apply a multidisciplinary approach in this effort, and utilize molecular and cellular approaches, as well as animal and human studies.

Lisa M Neff, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

My primary research is designed to investigate factors which may be involved in the process of metabolic adaptation to weight loss in individuals who have become overweight or obese. This adaptive process, which leads to a reduction in energy expenditure, increased hunger, and decreased satiety or fullness, is thought to contribute to the high rates of recidivism seen with obesity treatments. Another area of interest is nutritional interventions for obesity-related metabolic disorders. In addition, I serve as an investigator for multi-center trials of new therapeutic options for the treatment ...

Phillip E Roemer, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Comprehensive care of adults, Occupational medicine

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