Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards, and honors.
- Matches Made in Heaven: Kidney Swap Participants Meet07.18.2017 - Nephrology-Hypertension
Eight participants in a "kidney exchange" chain met for the first time on July 7, as donors and recipients got to meet in an emotional event at Northwestern. See the coverage on NBC News with Lester Holt
- Dr. Grazia Aleppo from the Endocrinology Division voted one of America's Best Doctors!!07.17.2017 - Endocrinology
- 07.12.2017 - CardiologyDonald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research and chair of Preventive medicine, has been named Physicianb of the Year by the American Heart Association (AHA).
- 07.12.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Douglas E. Vaughan, MD and Panagiotis Flevaris, MD, PhD
- 07.10.2017 - Rheumatology
- 07.10.2017 - Hematology-Oncology
A new study finds that patients with double-hit lymphoma who received autologous stem cell transplantation saw no survival benefit, compared to patients who did not undergo the procedure. Read more >>
- 07.05.2017 - Pulmonary and Critical Care
- Congratulations to Leena Sharma, MD on her Recent Appointment!06.26.2017 - RheumatologyCongratulations to Leena Sharma, MD, Solovy / Arthritis Research Society Research Professor on her appointment as the Chair of the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Clinical Trials Review Committee. Dr. Sharma was invited by Stephen I. Katz, MD, PhD, Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) of the National Institutes of Health to serve as Chair of the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Clinical Trials Review Committee from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.
- 06.23.2017 - Endocrinology
If you’ve long struggled with your weight – or just recently put on some unexplained poundage – you’ve probably wondered about the health of your thyroid. After all, while more than 12 percent of Americans develop a thyroid condition in their lifetime, up to 60 percent of those sufferers are undiagnosed, according to the American Thyroid Association. And since the thyroid gland is in charge of producing T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine), two hormones that, among other things, are in charge of setting your basal metabolic rate – the number of calories you burn every day just to stay alive – thyroid issues can easily trigger significant weight loss or, more commonly, weight gain, explains Dr. Peter A. Kopp, an endocrinologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
- 06.21.2017 - EducationCongratulations to Dr. Quentin Youmans on receiving the 2017 Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award, given annually to medical students, residents, fellows and early-career physicians who have exhibited outstanding leadership in community service, education, public health or organized medicine.
- 06.19.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Robert Bonow, MD
- 06.19.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Clyde Yancy, MD
- 06.19.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: R. Kannan Mutharasan, MD
- 06.19.2017 - Rheumatology
- 06.17.2017 - Pulmonary and Critical Care
- 06.15.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Clyde Yancy, MD and Robert Bonow, MD
- 2016 - 2017 Academic Year End Awards06.14.2017 - Education
Please join us in congratulating our 2016 - 2017 awardees!
- Honoring a Beloved Physician, Teacher, and Leader: The Inaugural James L. Schroeder, MD, Memorial Lecture06.12.2017 - Rheumatology
- 06.08.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD
- 06.08.2017 - CardiologyFeatuing: Clyde Yancy, MD
- 06.06.2017 - Infectious DiseasesBabafemi Taiwo, MBBS, the division chief of Infectious Diseases at Northwestern University, spearheads the division's international research in HIV/AIDS. Taiwo brings an international perspective to the division as his medical education and HIV/AIDS research stretch across two continents. Taiwo graduated from medical school at The University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He then completed residency at Berkshire Medical Center in Massachusetts and a fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago. He also worked as an internal medicine specialist at Duke University and Duke's HIV Clinic. Taiwo encourages collaboration between investigators and clinical doctors in Nigeria and the U.S. in researching, treating infected patients, and eradicating HIV/ AIDS.
- 06.06.2017 - Rheumatology
- 06.05.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Neil Stone, MD
- 06.05.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Kunal Karmali, MD and Mark Huffman, MD
- 05.26.2017 - Allergy-ImmunologyWilson Kimball was 40 years old when she found herself in the emergency room vomiting and suffering a severe migraine. Doctors were unable to pinpoint the cause, so after several days of testing, they released Kimball. On the way home, she stopped at her favorite deli and ordered tuna salad, made the Italian way with oil and vinegar instead of mayonnaise. The vomiting immediately returned, but this time Kimball was able to help doctors figure out the culprit: An allergy to the mold in vinegar.
- 05.23.2017 - Allergy-Immunology
In medicine, doctors sometimes find unexpected applications for certain drugs.
Case in point: Ibrutinib, a drug that was recently approved by the FDA for people with leukemia and lymphoma, is effective at stopping reactions to common airborne allergens.
A team from Northwestern University headed by Dr. Bruce Bochner, the Samuel M. Feinberg Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, published its findings in last month’s Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
The findings have implications for people with food allergies and airborne allergies, but there is still a long way to go, according to Bochner.
- 05.19.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Neil J. Stone, MD
- 05.19.2017 - EducationThe Department is proud to announce that Lewis Landsberg, MD, Irving S Cutter Professor Emertius, has published a new book on Catecholamines. Dr. Landsberg served as chair in the Department of Medicine from 1990 to 1999 and continues to share his distinctive insights and approach to medicine. His continued involvement in our training program at Northwestern makes our great residents even better. The Landsberg Society, the Department's Alumni community of former residents and fellows, takes its name from him.
- 05.19.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Sadiya Khan, MD
- 05.18.2017 - Rheumatology