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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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Michael G Ison

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

My primary clinical and research area focuses on infections in transplant recipients. My research is further focused on viral infections including norovirus, CMV and respiratory viral infections (influenza, adenovirus) in transplant recipients.

J. Andrew Wasserstrom

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

We are using single photon confocal microscopy to measure intracellular Ca cycling in individual myocytes of intact rat and mouse hearts. Hearts are loaded with the Ca indicator fluo-4AM, allowing us to measure intracellular Ca at the submicron level. Ongoing projects include study of changes in Ca cycling in animal models of heart failure, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, spontaneous Ca release and cardiac arrhythmias.

Elspeth Morrison Beauchamp

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Dr. Beauchamp's research has focused on developing drugs for non-traditional targets through inhibiting protein-protein interactions in order to affect cellular function and target cancer cells. Current work is investigating novel interactors with mTORC components in order to developing novel therapeutic strategies that target the mTOR pathways in myeloid leukemias.

Cheryl L Wilkes

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Primary care internal medicine, Women's healthcare

Huiping Liu

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

The Liu lab studies the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer stem cells (CSCs) and metastasis through four ongoing interactive basic and translational research projects: (1) to understand CSCs in metastasis using cutting-edge single cell sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technologies; (2) to image CSC behavior and interactions with immune cells during metastasis using bioluminescence imaging and intravital imaging systems; (3) to target CSCs with novel therapeutics delivered by exosomes and nanoparticles; (4) to develop circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and circulating exosome-based bioma...

Srinadh Komanduri

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) and Surgery (Gastrointestinal)

Dr. Komanduri is an internationally recognized expert in advanced endoscopy and Barrett's esophagus. He serves as the Medical Director for the GI Lab and Director of Interventional Endoscopy. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts in Gastroenterology and serves as the course director for one of the largest endoscopy courses in the country, Chicago Live. Dr. Komanduri is co-chair for the American Gastorenterological Association's Center for GI Innovation and Technology and is on the forefront of new innovation in the field. He also works extensively for the American Society of Gast...

Eric W Boberg

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

patient needs assessment, web-based patient information and support

Susan S Kim

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Susan Kim is an associate professor of medicine. She is the Director of the Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Clinic. She is also the Director of Cardiac Electrocardiography. Dr. Kim sees patients with heart rhythm disorders including atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, and bradycardia. Therapies for these rhythm disorders include watchful waiting, medication, catheter ablation, and cardiac implantable electronic devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. Dr. Kim previously worked as a junior high school mathematics teacher...

Kenzie A Cameron

Research Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics), 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.

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