Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Hospital Medicine

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The Division of Hospital Medicine is defining a new standard of excellence by delivering collaborative, compassionate and comprehensive care to high-complexity patients and their families, by researching and innovating to make a positive impact on patient and health system outcomes and by shaping the next generation of medical professionals through mentorship and education.

“Our greatest strength is our people. We know that the best way to ensure the highest quality care for our patients is to make every effort to support our healthcare professionals.”

– Kevin J. O’Leary, MD

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Kevin J O'Leary, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Kevin is Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, Associate Chair for Quality in the Department of Medicine, and Medical Director for Quality for Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is the founding Director of the Northwestern Medicine Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement (NM AQSI), a professional development program to train leaders in quality improvement. In 2015, AQSI received the Leape Ahead Award from the American Association for Physician Leadership.

Jayson T Neagle, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

My clinical practice is focused within an inpatient palliative medicine consultation service comprised of a multidisciplinary team of professionals. I'm working with my colleagues to improve the communication skills of our students, residents, and fellows-- especially with regard to goals of care and advance care planning. We strive to be experts in symptom management for those facing serious illness at any stage and provide a holistic team approach to caring for patients and families.

Amitkumar R Patel, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Care of hospitalized medicine patients, medical student and resident education

Ryan J Buck, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Hospital based quality improvement

Eytan  Szmuilowicz, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Palliative Care is a subspecialty that focuses on the relief or prevention of suffering -- physical, psychological, or spiritual -- in patients or families facing a life-threatening illness. My interests lie in advanced symptom management and the role palliative care can play in an intergrated healthcare system.

Sabine B Sobek, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

interested in internal medicine in the perioperative setting

A Charlotta  Weaver, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

My clinical work is focused on the inpatient care of cancer patients, and I attend on the general medicine wards. I have a strong interest in patient safety and quality, and lead efforts to improve care. My research is focused on improving communication and teamwork among inpatient cancer care professionals, evolving care of hospitalized cancer patients by hospitalists, and evaluating and reducing unnecessary blood transfusions among cancer patients. My administrative work interests include leadership and professionalism; documentation; and improving efficiency, satisfaction, and engagement o...

Abby N Agulnek, DO

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Medical Informatics, Health Information Systems

Mobola Tolulope Campbell-Yesufu, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

I received my medical degree from Georgetown University, and completed my Internal Medicine residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Following residency, I completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital. I practiced as an ID physician for a few years and returned to Northwestern in 2014 as faculty in the Division of Hospital Medicine.

Joshua M Lennon, MD

Instructor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine) and Pediatrics

I am trained in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. My interests involve hospital based medical care in both populations. I also have a strong interest in community based neonatal care. I am involved in medical education with medical and physician assistant students.

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Diversity and Inclusion

The department works toward an environment of inclusion and support through the Diversity and Cultural Affairs Council and through several dedicated events and initiatives.

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Graduate Research Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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