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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John M Coleman, III, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

Home Mechanical Ventilation/Noninvasive Ventilation in Neuromuscular Disease, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Sleep Disorder Breathing, Peri-operative OSA management

Edwin Wu, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Radiology

Research and clinical interests of the role of non-invasive cardiovascular imaging in acute coronary syndromes, coronary artery disease, ischemic and structural heart disease, and pre-operative cardiac evaluation. Specific focus on nuclear cardiology and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

Allen S Anderson, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Anderson has a research interest in the use of mechanical assist devices in the treatment of advanced heart failure. His other interests include multiorgan transplantation and the noninvasive assessment of cardiac function in patients with heart failure and cardiac transplantation.

Cheryl L Wilkes, MD

Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Primary care internal medicine, Women's healthcare

John T Wilkins, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)/Preventive Medicine

John T. Wilkins, MD, is a cardiologist at Northwestern Medicine and an assistant professor of Medicine-Cardiology and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. As part of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Dr. Wilkins specializes in cardiovascular disease prevention, family history of heart disease, lipid abnormalities, hypertension management as well as general cardiology. In his research, he studies the epidemiology of numerous factors which may influence the evolution of cardiovascular risk factors from young adulthood to older ages.

S Marina Casalino-Matsuda, PharmD, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Airway inflammation in asthma and COPD. Effects of hypercapnia (elevated levels of CO2) on innate immunity and host defense in the lung. Link between autophagy and phagocytosis.

Nancy C Dolan, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Cancer prevention and screening, Primary care internal medicine, Women's healthcare

John Varga, MD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), Dermatology and Pharmacology

Our translational laboratory research focuses on inflammation, fibrosis, tissue repair and regeneration. Aberrant tissue repair is prominent in autoimmune diseases (scleroderma, myositis, lupus) and in organ-based disorders (pulmonary and liver fibrosis, glomerulosclerosis, cardiac fibrosis, hypertrophic scar and radiotherapy injury), and are currently considered intractable. Aberrant tissue regeneration also underlie aging and obesity. Fibrosis contributes to greater than 30% of all death worldwide, and thus represents a compelling and urgent scientific challenge. We believe that fibrosis is ...

Ankit Bharat, MBBS

Associate Professor of Surgery (Thoracic Surgery) and Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Dr Bharat is board certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include malignant and benign chest and esophageal diseases. Dr Bharat's research is focused on lung preservation, transplant immunology and airway biology, achieved through collaboration with the Kovler Comprehensive Transplant Center and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Daniel B Evans, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Medical student education - specifically training future primary care MDs to work in the Patient-Centered Medical Home setting (PCMH).

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