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.
- Alumnus John Flanagan Establishes Stone Professorship in Honor of His Longtime Northwestern Physician09.06.2017Northwestern alumnus John R. Flanagan, ’58 MBA, has been supporting his alma mater for more than 40 years, making numerous gifts across Northwestern University’s campuses. Recently, as a part of We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern Medicine, Mr. Flanagan made an extraordinary gift to establish the Neil J. Stone, MD, Professorship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. This endowed professorship honors Neil J. Stone ’66, ’68 MD, ’74 GME, ’75 GME, who serves as the Robert Bonow, MD, Professor of Medicine at Feinberg.
- 09.05.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Michael Severino, MD
- 09.05.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Clyde Yancy, MD
- 09.05.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Clyde Yancy, MD
- 08.31.2017 - General Internal Medicine and GeriatricsJeffrey Linder, MD, MPH, the new chief of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, was recently profiled on the Northwestern Medicine Magazine: One of the most important conclusions Jeffrey Linder, ’97 MD, MPH, has drawn in his research to date is the simple fact that doctors are people, too. That truth seems intuitive, but it has not always been obvious when investigating strategies to encourage physicians to stop prescribing unnecessary antibiotics. “Doctors don’t always seem to respond rationally, just like everybody else,” explains Linder, Feinberg’s new chief of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics in the Department of Medicine and the Michael A. Gertz Professor of Medicine. “If we want to change their behavior, we have to address the underlying reasons for it — the way people actually think and behave, not the way we hope they will. Wagging our finger and simply telling doctors they should stop doing something doesn’t work.”
- 08.23.2017 - Hematology-Oncology
Al B. Benson III, MD, of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, and Chair of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology Panels for Colon, Rectal, and Anal Cancers, stated: “This report from a large cohort provides critical observations that reinforce two important concerns. First, the incidence of anal cancer is increasing secondary to rising numbers of individuals with HPV infection and the association with HIV infection. Second, healthcare disparities across diseases—including cancer—are a major problem in the United States, particularly for African American males. As tragically noted from this SEER database assessment, it is also resulting in unacceptable outcomes. The authors provide insights as to the cause of disparities and methods to address the disparities with the hope that communities across the country will intervene to assist this vulnerable population.”
- 08.23.2017 - Hospital Medicine
Frontline caregivers practiced breaking bad news to simulated patients at an innovative new multi-site seminar broadcast from Feinberg’s Simulation Lab earlier this month. The seminar uses active learning techniques to provide far more skill development than a simple lecture, according to course organizers.
The course was led from Feinberg by Gordon Wood, MD, ’07 GME, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine, and simultaneously broadcast to Lake Forest Hospital, KishHealth Foundation, Central DuPage Hospital and Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. Participants included physicians, advanced practice providers, social workers and nurses.
- 08.11.2017 - Hematology-Oncology
Lurie Cancer Center member, Shira Dinner, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, is one of 10 investigators nationwide to receive a 2017 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
- 08.10.2017 - Hospital Medicine
Hip-hop artist and motivational speaker David Rush kicked off the first day of medical school for Feinberg’s Class of 2021, discussing his experience with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a life-threatening kidney condition that eventually forced him onto dialysis.
Rush was interviewed onstage by Josh Hauser, MD, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine and of Medical Education, as part of Feinberg’s first-week curriculum, called Introduction to the Profession.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital was once again recognized as one of the top hospitals in the country, ranking 13th on the prestigious Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Northwestern Memorial remains ranked 1st in both the Chicago Metro Region and Illinois for the sixth consecutive year.
The Department of Medicine Congratulates our ranked specialities: Cardiology & Heart Surgery (7th), Geriatrics (9th), Cancer (16th), Diabetes & Endocrinology (31st), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (22nd), Nephrology (23rd), Pulmonology (21st), and Rheumatology (High Performing).
- 08.07.2017 - Rheumatology
- 08.02.2017 - Rheumatology
- 08.02.2017"Ultimately, being in your own home is where most seniors want to be. With home-based primary care, it allows physicians to meet that need," said Dr. Lee Lindquist, chief of geriatrics at Feinberg, who leads the initiative. "With HCCI we're able to leverage the educational abilities of Northwestern and lead the field in training the new generation of physicians in home-based medical care."
- 07.25.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD
- 07.24.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Micah Eimer, MD
- 07.24.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Chintan Desai, MD
- 07.24.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: John Wilkins, MD
- 07.24.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Danjiv Shah, MD
- 07.24.2017 - CardiologyFeaturing: Nauman Mushtaq, MD
- 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