Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine


The Department of Medicine has a long and distinguished history of outstanding basic and clinical research aimed at transforming the health of our patients. All of the department’s subspecialties are engaged in innovative research with an emphasis on interdisciplinary projects.  The department is also committed to training the next generation of physician-scientists.  To accomplish this goal, most divisions have NIH-supported training programs. The department has the most funding of any department or center at the University with more than 500 awards totaling over $110 million. In 2016, we ranked 17 in the US in NIH funding for departments of medicine.

Visit our divisions for more information about individual faculty members' research as well as their laboratories, and research training opportunities. 

Learn more about our department’s research efforts via the links below.

Clinical Trials

Get information about current Clinical Trials.

Divisional Research

Connect with detailed information on the centers, labs and other research contributions of our department via our Division section.

Contact Us

Connect with our vice chair and research staff for additional information and support.

Physician Scientist Training

Learn more about our Physician-Scientist Training Program, focusing on the transition period from graduation with an MD or combined MD/PhD degree to appointment to a full-time academic position as a physician-scientist.