Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Richard G Wunderink, MD

Richard G Wunderink, MD

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Focus of Work


My research interests revolve around understanding the risk factors, including host genetic risk, and improving outcomes of critically ill patients with serious infections. This includes severe community-acquired pneumonia, sepsis of all causes, and nosocomial infections, particularly ventilator-associated pneumonia.


Select a keyword to see all related Feinberg faculty via the main faculty profile site.

Education and Certification

  • MD: Indiana University (1980)
  • Residency: Butterworth Hospital (1983)
  • Fellowship: Henry Ford Hospital (1985)
  • Board Certification: Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease