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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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Jeremy A Lavine, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Medicine (Rheumatology)

I grew up in Birmingham, MI. I attended Kenyon College from 2000-2004. I next earned my MD / PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2004-2012, focusing upon the role of beta-cell mass dynamics during the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus. I completed my internship at Aurora Medical Center from 2012-2013 and my residency in ophthalmology at the the University of Wisconsin from 2013-2016. I continued my training in surgical retina at the Cleveland Clinic from 2016-2018. I am now beginning my career as a clinician-scientist, practicing vitreoretinal surgery and running a basic sci...

Ami N Shah, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

I am dedicated to providing the high-quality and compassionate care for patients with breast cancer. I am interested in clinical research with a focus on developing clinical trials of novel agents for the treatment of all stages of breast cancer and investigating biomarkers to guide therapy decisions.

Gregory B Auffenberg, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Urology

I have a background in urologic oncology, health services research, and surgical quality improvement research. During my recently completed research fellowship in the Department of Urology at the University of Michigan, I worked to obtain a masters' degree in health and healthcare research. This provided me with the requisite training and skills to perform independent health services research and will allow me to serve as a research mentor to trainees. Further, I have extensively published on topics related to quality improvement of cancer care. Beyond publication, I have worked to implement s...

Stacy Cooper Bailey, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Dr. Bailey is a health services researcher investigating the definition and measurement of health literacy, its extent and associations with various health outcomes, and the testing of innovative and viable 'low-literacy' intervention strategies to help individuals promote, protect, and manage their health. Her research experience and interests extend across various contexts, including disease prevention, medication safety, chronic disease self-management and hospital readmissions. Her work also focuses on the broader theme of health inequalities, especially those experienced by individuals wi...

Akhil  Narang, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Akhil Narang, MD is a cardiologist at Northwestern Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Narang specializes in the use of advanced cardiovascular imaging (echocardiography, cardiac MRI, and cardiac CT) to aid in the diagnosis and management of patients. He is particularly interested in treating patients with structural and valvular heart disease. Dr. Narang is part of the structural heart imaging team that works closely with interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Narang is an active member of the American C...

Mehul V Raval, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery) and Pediatrics

Mehul V. Raval, MD, MS grew up in a small town in North Carolina. From a young age he was mesmerized by science and medicine. Dr. Raval completed is undergraduate studies as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his medical education at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. During medical school he participated in a one-year Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship. Dr. Raval trained in General Surgery at Northwestern University where he completed a 2-year American College of Surgeons Clinical Scholar program during which he also earned a Masters of Science in Clinical In...

Qi  Cao, PhD

Associate Professor of Urology

I have been working on prostate cancer and epigenetics for over 15 years and published over 30 peer-reviewed publications. My major contributions to the field of prostate cancer and other cancer research include: (1) identification of PcG protein histone methyltransferase EZH2 as a biomarker for aggressive breast and prostate cancer; (2) characterization of EZH2 as an oncogene by repressing multiple tumor suppressors in breast and prostate cancer; (3) discovery of genomic loss of miR-101 in breast and prostate cancer and the upregulation of EZH2 by miR-101 in cancer; and (4) the coordinated ...

Avani V Shah, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine)

I am Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. My focus includes high risk asthma, primary ciliary dyskinesia and medical education. I also serve as the Assistant Fellowship Director of the Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship.

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