Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Chief's Message

The Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics is composed of a dynamic and diverse group of clinicians, educators, and researchers. Our ambulatory clinic is the medical home for over 25,000 patients.  We provide care for acute medical problems and chronic diseases, and we have nationally recognized programs to provide the preventive care people need to stay healthy.  Our clinic has state-of-the-art electronic medical records, and we are nationally-recognized for our quality and safety improvement programs, including the 2011 Clinical Practice Innovation Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine.  Our Section of Geriatrics, led by Lee Lindquist, MD/MPH/MBA, provides consultative and comprehensive care for older adults with complex medical and psychosocial needs.  Currently, U.S. News and World Reports ranks Northwestern Medicine Geriatrics 12th in the country.  We also have an outstanding group of faculty who practice in the Veteran’s Administration, Community Health Centers, and independent practices around Chicago.  

Our faculty members play a major role in teaching medical students at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and residents in the Department of Medicine.  Dr. Diane Wayne is the Vice Dean for Education for the Medical School, and many others hold leadership positions.  Our faculty has also won numerous teaching awards, including Marianne Green, MD, Associate Dean for Medical Education & Competency, who received the George H. Joost Outstanding Teaching Award in 2013 for her work with the first year medical students in the patient, physician, and society course. In addition, we are always working to develop and test innovative teaching methods and tools to help keep our programs at the forefront of medical education.  Dan Evans, MD, developed the Education Centered Medical Home, an innovative teaching model design to give medical student a clinical experience with longitudinal, multi-year relationships with patients and mentors to improve their skills in communication, patient-centered care, system awareness and team-based care, and quality improvement.

Researchers in the division conduct studies to find better treatments, improve healthcare quality for chronic disease and preventive care, improve doctor-patient communication and health education, reduce disparities in care, support healthy aging, develop innovative community programs to improve population health, and use health information technology to measure population health, improve health care, and conduct large-scale comparative effectiveness studies.  Our clinical topics include peripheral vascular disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer screening, immunizations, and other preventive services.  For more information, please visit our research website.

Jeffrey Linder, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics
Professor of Medicine


  

Jeffrey Linder, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics
Professor of Medicine