Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Chair's Message

Thank you for visiting the Department of Medicine here at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. I am pleased that you have found us and I hope the information you find here is helpful and as exciting to read about as it is for us to experience every day. Whether you have come here as a prospective applicant to one of our 20 distinctive and renowned training programs, an investigator interested in the groundbreaking research occurring as part of our more than $110 million in annual research funding, or a patient looking for information about the cutting-edge and compassionate care that we deliver at Northwestern Medicine, I hope you will take the time to explore our site. I also hope you will let us know your thoughts and opinions as to how we can improve the site. As with everything we do, whether at the bedside, in the classroom, or in the laboratory, we are constantly striving for excellence. Please, do not be shy about contacting us.

We have organized our site, like others you may find here at Feinberg, around our primary mission areas of education, research, and clinical care. Each of our more than 400 faculty physicians and scientists within the Department’s 12 Divisions contribute in distinctive ways to each of these tripartite missions, and we are proud to be recognized among the country’s most distinguished academic medical centers. It is a privilege to serve as the chair of such an accomplished and committed group of faculty and staff who are every day expanding the promise of modern medicine and indeed our capacity to deliver on that promise. 

Douglas E Vaughan, MD

Douglas E. Vaughan, MD
Irving S. Cutter Professor of Medicine
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine