Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

Breakthrough Science. Innovative Education. World-Class Care.

Learn why we are a medical school on the rise.


Our Mission

Our mission is to impact the practice of medicine through discovery and education.

The pursuit of excellence requires a learning organization grounded in leadership, innovation, and compassionate care that can translate new knowledge into better human health. These attributes are interwoven by professionalism dedicated to teamwork, collegiality, and social and intellectual diversity. Such values promote the best interests of medicine and further strengthen our social contract with the community we serve.


Meet Eric G. Neilson, MD, vice president for Medical Affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Learn more about his accomplishments and vision for the future of the medical school.

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What Drives Us

Feinberg is a research-intensive medical school that fosters powerful collaborations on a thriving academic medical campus. We are driven by our mission to transform the practice of medicine and profoundly impact human health beyond the individual patient. We believe better answers only come from discovery. Learn about our values:

Commitment to Our Community

Northwestern encourages diverse perspectives from within our academic community. We believe that such an approach provides a rich environment for educating students and leads to groundbreaking scientific discovery.

Facts and Figures

Discover Feinberg by the numbers. Learn more about our students, research, and performance.

Feinberg ranked #17Research AwardsFull time facultyTop 20 ranked departments

Founders and Groundbreakers


Our History

Feinberg has made important contributions to medical education and research since our humble 19th century beginnings. Explore our timeline and see how our community and leadership have shaped our school since the mid-1800s.

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Contact Us

Connect with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine via the links below.

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For general Northwestern assistance, contact the Chicago campus switchboard at 312-503-8649.


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