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

Faculty Spotlight

Matthew M Davis

Professor of Pediatrics (Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care), Medical Social Sciences, Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Preventive Medicine

I am general pediatrician/internist with deep interest and multifaceted activities in population-centered, timely health services and policy research within the context of community needs. I also have strong interests in interdisciplinary research that stretches over the lifecourse, and translational research that connects medical advances with community impact. My central areas of methods expertise are survey research and policy-focused analyses of health services data, and my areas of subject matter expertise include vaccines and health insurance.

Lisa F Wolfe

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

Studying devices for ventilatory support used in home based settings. This is most relevant to those with neuromuscular disorders and sleep related breathing disorders.

James C Carr

Professor of Radiology (Vascular and Interventional Radiology), McCormick School of Engineering, Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Radiology (Cardiovascular and Thoracic Imaging)

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), Coronary CT angiography, Cardiac CT, CT angiography, Vascular and interventional radiology

Cheryl L Wilkes

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Primary care internal medicine, Women's healthcare

Arthur M Mandelin

Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

My clinical research interests are in the field of musculoskeletal ultrasonography, specifically ultrasound-guided minimally invasive synovial biopsies.

Theresa L. Walunas

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), Microbiology-Immunology and Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics)

I received my PhD in immunology from the University of Chicago where I discovered the function of CTLA-4, the first checkpoint inhibitor. Following my MS in computer science, I worked in microbial genomics developing informatics tools to understand biochemical pathways in microorganisms. I joined the Nortwestern faculty to focus on medical informatics and am Associate Director for the Center for Health Information Partnerships and Director of the Chicago Health IT Regional Extension Center.

Diane B Wayne

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Medical Education

I am interested in clinical skills assessment, standard setting and improving quality of care through medical education

Kenzie A Cameron

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), Medical Education, Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine

Dr. Cameron is a health services researcher who has a background in communication and health behavior theory, with a particular focus on health communication and social influence. Her interests include addressing racial and ethnic disparities, as well as using both quantitative and qualitative methods to increase individuals' use of preventive services such as adult vaccinations and cancer screenings.

Douglas E Vaughan

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.