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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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Amelia C Swanson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Endo and Infertility)

Amelia Swanson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychiatry at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Swanson is a licensed psychologist specializing in women's reproductive health. After completing her doctorate, Dr. Swanson completed postdoctoral training in Integrated Primary Care across the lifespan at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, MA. In 2016, Dr. Swanson joined the faculty at University of Massachusetts Medical School/UMASS Memorial Medical Center as an attending Health Psychologist on the Consultation/Liais...

Christina L Boisseau, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Boisseau received her BS in Psychology from Duke University and her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. She completed a predoctoral residency and a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University, and was an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown before joining the faculty of Northwestern as an Associate Professor in the fall of 2018.

Diana K Bowen, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

I am an Assistant Professor of Pediatric, Adolescent, Transitional and Adult Urology at Northwestern. I provide care at both Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in the multidisciplinary spina bifida clinic, as well as at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the adult spina bifida clinic at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (formerly RIC). In addition, I am a principal founding member and surgeon of the multidisciplinary program for Transgender Care and Gender-Affirmation Surgery. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Biologic Anthropology from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I att...

Seth D Goldstein, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery)

Dr. Goldstein practices pediatric general and thoracic surgery, as well as pediatric surgical oncology. He treats newborns, infants, and children with a wide range of conditions including congenital and acquired diseases of the neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, traumatic injuries, hernias, gastroesophageal malformations, intestinal disease, and anorectal malformations. He is comfortable with both traditional and minimally invasive approaches, including laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs.

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.

David J VanderWeele, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Dr. VanderWeele did his medical and research training at the University of Chicago, where he developed a research program characterizing the heterogeneity and evolution of the cancer genome. He moved to the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, where he continued to seek to improve the treatment of prostate cancer based on patients' specific genetic changes. He returned to Chicago in 2018 to join the GU cancer team at Northwestern University, where he continues to translate discoveries made at the bench into improved therapies in the clinic.

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...

Kurt Q Lu, MD

Associate Professor of Dermatology

Dr. Lu, MD, FAAD, is the Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor of Dermatology. Dr. Lu is a dermatologist who completed his undergraduate degree in immunology and microbiology from the University of Rochester and earned his medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York. He completed internship at Columbia University and a combined residency and post-doctoral fellowship in molecular and cellular dermatology at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland. After his training, Dr. Lu stayed on as a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University ...

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