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

June M McKoy

Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics), Medical Education and Preventive Medicine

My primary research foci are in the areas of cancer survivorship, cancer pharmacoeconomics, comparative effectiveness analyses, HIV and cancer, and adverse drug reactions in older individuals living with cancer.

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.

Gretchen M Weiss

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

I am an advocate for acess to high quality care for all populations and strongly feel that health technology should improve both patient care and health literacy. I am also interested in preventive medicine and women's health.

Peter Kahrilas

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Esophageal disorders, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Swallowing disorders

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...

Malek El Muayed

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

My primary research interest focuses on elucidating mechanisms by which genetic variations in the zinc transporter gene ZnT8 influences beta cell function.

Gary J Martin

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

I have enjoyed a wide variety of roles and experiences including: Program Director for the primary care IM residency we established, College Mentor for ~ 40 medical students, class of 2013 and 2017, Director of our M3 primary care clerkship, chaired our faculty group practice IT committee and Ambulatory QA committee, and served 18 years on our faculty group practice board of directors. I have helped implement our EMR across all departments and stay involved in our Enterprise Data Warehouse oversight. Research in cardiovascular disease, medical education and health care delivery have been a foc...

Asish K Ghosh

Research Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Major Research Interests: Molecular Basis of Organ Fibrosis: Development of Epigenetic Fibrosis Therapy. Hyperactivity of differentiated fibroblasts causes an excessive synthesis and deposition of extracellular matrix proteins in the tissues that leads to organ fibrosis, a major cause of disease-related morbidity and mortality worldwide. Fibrosis is a common end-stage pathological symptom of a wide spectrum of injury or stress related multi-organ diseases such as hypertension-induced accelerated cardiac and renal aging, myocardial infarction, liver cirrhosis, systemic sclerosis and idiopathic ...

Daniel A Hidaka

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

I am a primary care provider specializing in internal medicine. I am currently only accepting patients in a retainer practice based model, also referred to as "concierge medicine." My goal is to develop long-term relationships with patients in order to focus on their comprehensive medical care, while emphasizing ownership of the patient as a whole. In this model of care, I am able to offer extended visit time with each patient with increased availability and accessibility. I offer same day or next day appointments, email, text and cell phone communication as well as routinely visiting my hospi...

Robert J Havey

Clinical Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

-Medical Director-Northwestern Primary and Specialty care -Vice President, Operations, Northwestern Medical Group -Founder and Director-The Global Health Initiative at Northwestern Feinberg school of Medicine -Recruitment Committee, Primary Care, NMG