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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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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.

Lauren C Balmert, PhD

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine

Dr. Balmert's research interests are primarily collaborative and have included investigating mortality trends by various geographic and demographic factors. She has been particularly interested in examining patterns in overdose deaths, as well as considering occupational and environmental impacts on mortality. Her methodological research focuses on nonparametric methods for time-to-event data analysis.

Jennifer D Wu, PhD

Professor of Urology

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 cancer development and progression with the ultimate goal to translate the bench knowledge into clinics.

Yong  Wan, PhD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology 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 ...

Maryam K Pezhouh, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Pathology

My primary research interests are in the field of Gastrointestinal Pathology, with particular interest in Inflammatory bowel disease and infection.

Rimas V Lukas, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology (Neuro-oncology)

Dr. Lukas, sub-specializing in neuro-oncology, is interested in the care of patients with primary brain tumors and spinal cord tumors as well as central nervous system (CNS) metastases. Dr. Lukas's research centers on clinical trials in neuro-oncology. Additionally, he has a strong interest in medical education in the U.S. and internationally and conducts research in neuroscience medical education.

Jinny O Tavee, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology (Neuromuscular Disease)

Dr. Tavee is a neuromuscular physician with a special interest in neuropathy, neurosarcoidosis and integrative holistic medicine. In addition to her neuromuscular and sarcoidosis research, she has been involved with clinical studies on the effects of meditation in neurological disorders, and has led meditation retreats for patients, physicians, and U.S. Marines returning from the Gulf War through the Wounded Warriors program.

Jeffrey A Linder, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Jeffrey A. Linder, MD, MPH, FACP is a general internist and primary care clinician-investigator. Dr. Linder is the Michael A. Gertz Professor of Medicine and the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Linder received his medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine, did a Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care at Massachusetts General Hospital, and has a Masters of Public Health degree from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

Oren J Becher, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation)

My laboratory uses genetic mouse modeling tools to study Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an incurable brain cancer that arises in children. Our three aims are to develop improved DIPG mouse models, to study the mechanism of novel oncogenes implicated in DIPG pathogenesis (e.g., H3K27M, ACVR1/ALK2), and to evaluate novel therapeutics

Marina  Arvanitis, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

I am a primary care pediatrician and internist, and a health services researcher. My research focuses on health literacy and patient engagement, including the development of health literacy-related quality measures and primary care-based interventions aimed at improving health outcomes. As a primary care physician for patients of all ages, I am particularly interested in how children develop health literacy skills within their families and larger communities, and interventions that can enhance family health literacy.

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