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Feinberg invites you to meet our faculty. Using faculty profiles, you can search for an expert, locate scientific collaborators, or identify a mentor for your training experience. The Faculty Affairs Office coordinates the academic appointment process; directs recruiting for Feinberg’s chair- and director-level positions; and supports faculty in their continued development.

At a Glance

Feinberg offers a premier medical education and top-notch research programs in large part because of the expertise, experience, and dedication of its faculty. Numbering about 4,000, the medical school's faculty roster includes some of the best minds and hearts in medicine and biomedical research. Many have gained national and international prominence.

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Arthur B Prindle, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

We are interested in understanding how molecular and cellular interactions give rise to collective behaviors in microbial communities. We use synthetic biology, quantitative microscopy, and microfluidics to directly investigate the molecular mechanisms behind how cells communicate across broad spatial and temporal scales. Our goal is to apply these principles to develop new synthetic biology approaches to biomedical problems through microbiome engineering.

Ezra N Teitelbaum, MD, MEd

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Gastrointestinal)

I specialize in the minimally invasive surgical treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. Specifically, I treat patients with inguinal hernias, abdominal wall hernias, gallstone disease, GERD, hiatal and paraesophageal hernias, and achalasia. I also perform bariatric surgery for weight loss, including laparoscopic gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Carolyn C Foster, MD, MSHS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care)

My career interest is to improve patient health outcomes and family-care experiences for children with medical complexity. I use health services research to inform health care policy and to better integrate health care services for children with medical complexity across different settings, from specialty hospital systems to community, home, and school-based care. Evaluation of the impact of complex chronic disease on patients' primary caregiver, siblings, and overall family wellbeing is an important component of my work. I am particularly interested in evaluating the access to and quality of ...

Adam M Sonabend Worthalter, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Click [Read full text] para ESPAÑOL. Dr. Sonabend is a native from Mexico City. He obtained his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and graduated at the top of his class, for which he was awarded the Gabino Barreda Medal from UNAM. Following his graduation, Dr. Sonabend worked in translational brain tumor research at the University of Chicago. He subsequently completed his neurosurgical training at New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to his general neurosurgical training, he gained extensive tra...

Lazaro N Sanchez-Pinto, MD, MBI

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) and Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics)

Dr. L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto is a pediatric critical care physician, biomedical informatics specialist, and clinical data scientist. He is interested in discovering and evaluating data-driven phenotypes of critical illness by integrating clinical, physiologic, and multi-omics data. Dr. Sanchez-Pinto is particularly interested in developing data-driven approaches to study the complex interactions between the host response, the gut and lung microbiomes, and other clinical and genetic factors in patients with sepsis, ARDS, and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. His ultimate goal is to discover s...

Lauren C Balmert, PhD

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

Dr. Balmert's research interests are primarily collaborative and include the application of biostatistics to a wide range of areas including urology, audiology, and pediatric medicine. Previous research has also focused on investigating mortality trends by various geographic and demographic factors. Her methodological research focuses on nonparametric methods for time-to-event data analysis.

Daniel J Brat, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology

Dr. Brat received his MD and PhD from the Mayo Medical and Graduate Schools and then completed Residency in Anatomic Pathology and a Fellowship in Neuropathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University in 1999, spending 17 years on faculty before accepting the position of Magerstadt Professor and Chair of Pathology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Pathologist-in-Chief of Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Jennifer D Wu, PhD

Professor of Urology and Microbiology-Immunology

Dr. Wu joined Northwestern University in August 2017 as a tenured Professor in Urology. Dr. Wu previously served as a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of Washington. Dr. Wu obtained her PhD from the University of British Columbia in Canada followed by post-doctoral training in Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) and faculty position at the University of Washington. Dr. Jennifer Wu's research focuses on understanding how cancer cells edit the immune system with the ultimate goal to develop effective immune therapy...

Yong  Wan, PhD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Science in Medicine) and Pharmacology

The overarching goal of Wan laboratory is to define the molecular mechanisms of breast tumor initiation, progression, and metastasis, and to identify novel targets for therapeutic development. Particularly, the laboratory seeks to address how defects in the ubiquitin-proteasome system and other posttranslational modifiers such as protein methyltransferase and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase would result in genomic instability, abnormal cell cycle, and aberrant signaling that predispose otherwise normal cells to become cancerous tumor cells or promote cancer metastasis. The research approaches in ...

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