Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Stephen D Persell, MD, MPH

Stephen D Persell, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Focus of Work


I am a health services researcher and primary care internist. My research involves multiple aspects of primary care delivery including the design, implementation and evaluation of electronic health records-based quality improvement tools, practice redesign techniques and methods for clinician performance measurement.

Academic Focus

Quality improvement, primary care, clinical interventions, hypertension, preventive cardiology, preventive care, applied clinical informatics.

Clinical Focus

Adult primary care, general internal medicine


Education and Certification

  • MD, MPH: Harvard University (1998)
  • Residency: Brigham & Women's Hospital (2001)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine