Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

About Us

Dedicated to the future of care

The Department of Medicine provides residents with a thorough, broad-based education while giving patients individualized care through Feinberg-affiliated hospitals and care sites and conducting high-level basic and clinical research through our 12 specialized internal medicine divisions.

“As with everything we do, whether at the bedside, in the classroom or in the laboratory, we are constantly striving for excellence.”

Douglas E. Vaughan, MD

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What We Do

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Sabine B Sobek, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

interested in internal medicine in the perioperative setting

David T Liss, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

My program of research seeks to test and evaluate new models of team-based, high-value primary care delivery.

Lee Ann Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Education, Discharge Processes/ Transitional Care, Paid Caregivers of Seniors, Patient Safety, Medical Education

James D Flaherty, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Clinical Interests: Interventional Cardiology, Transradial Coronary Angiography, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Critical Care Research Interests: Structural Heart Intervention, Transradial Coronary Intervention, Transplantation

Gary Noskin, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Antimicrobial resistance, Infection of the immunocompromised host, Nosocomial infections

Ravi Kalhan, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Preventive Medicine

Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS is Director of the Northwestern Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Program where comprehensive care is provided to patients with asthma and COPD at all stages of severity. Dr. Kalhan additionally serves as director of the Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Clinical Resource Center at Northwestern and medical director of the lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) program. Dr. Kalhan attended college at Brown University in Providence, RI where he majored in modern American history. He subsequently entered medical school at Case Western Reserve University School...

Edwin Wu, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Radiology

Research and clinical interests of the role of non-invasive cardiovascular imaging in acute coronary syndromes, coronary artery disease, ischemic and structural heart disease, and pre-operative cardiac evaluation. Specific focus on nuclear cardiology and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

Lisa Oldson, MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

After practicing for 15 years in Primary Care and Internal Medicine, I obtained additional training and certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine. My clinical focus now relates to weight management. Excess weight contributes to many disease states including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, depression, anxiety, heart disease, infertility, sleep apnea and even some types of cancer. There is a recent increase in scholarly research that provides improved tools to help those struggling with weight related concerns. My practice involves the most current evidence based...

Chad J Achenbach, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Preventive Medicine

My research is focused on ways to improve treatment and outcomes of patients with HIV on antiretroviral therapy. In particular, I am interested in strategies of HIV eradication, broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies, and the epidemiology of HIV-associated cancers.

Samuel J Granieri, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Focusing on Wellness and Adult Primary Care with special interests as above.

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