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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

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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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William L Lowe, Jr

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

The primary area of interest of the Lowe lab is maternal metabolism during pregnancy, fetal growth and their interaction. Genetic-, genomics- and metabolomics-based technologies together with a multi-ancestry, population-based cohort of mothers and their offspring from the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Study are being used to pursue these areas of interest.

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.

Lisa Oldson

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

After practicing for 15 years in Primary Care and Internal Medicine, I obtained additional training and certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine. My clinical focus now relates to weight management. Excess weight contributes to many disease states including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, depression, anxiety, heart disease, infertility, sleep apnea and even some types of cancer. There is a recent increase in scholarly research that provides improved tools to help those struggling with weight related concerns. My practice involves the most current evidence based...

S Marina Casalino-Matsuda

Research Associate 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. Effects of hypercapnia on airway biology.

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.

Robert J Sobel

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

I have devoted my career to maintaining a state--of-the-art but individualized approach to primary care medicine, endocrinology, and, most specifically, the care of patients with all forms of diabetes. My main area of academic focus is to advocate for a minimization of bureaucratic obstacles that interfere with the primacy of the patient-physician relationship.

Margrit Urbanek

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Genetics of complex diseases, PCOS, Obesity, Metabolic syndrome, diabetes

Chad A Mirkin

Professor of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Dr. Chad A. Mirkin is the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Prof. of Chemistry, Prof. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Prof. of Biomedical Engineering, Prof. of Materials Science & Engineering, and Prof. of Medicine at Northwestern University. He is a chemist and a world-renowned nanoscience expert, who is known for his discovery and development of spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) and SNA-based biodetection and therapeutic schemes, the invention of Dip-Pen Nanolithography (DPN) and related cantilever-free nanopatterning methodologies, On...

Leonidas C Platanias

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

chronic leukemias, multiple myeloma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma

Maha H.A. Hussain

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Maha Hussain, MD, FACP, FASCO, is the Genevieve Teuton Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine, and the Deputy Director at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a practicing oncologist, internationally renowned expert and clinical researcher in genitourinary oncology particularly prostate and bladder cancer. Her clinical research has contributed to impacting the standards of care for patients with metastatic hormone sensitive and castration resistant prostate cancer. Prior ...

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