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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. 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Emily  Lattie, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine

Dr. Lattie received a PhD in clinical psychology with a specialization in health psychology from the University of Miami. Her early research was in chronic illness, focusing both on biobehavioral processes and remote delivery of care for populations with access barriers. Dr. Lattie's current work focuses on the development and evaluation of technology-enabled mental health services for depression and anxiety delivered via mobile app or website. She is particularly interested in adapting these services to subpopulations with access barriers, and in examining the contexts in which these programs...

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.

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