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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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Ravi R Jhaveri

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

After having served on the faculty at both Duke and UNC, Dr. Jhaveri joined the faculty at Lurie/FSM in October 2018. He currently serves as Associate Division Head for Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Jhaveri is active in leadership of several infectious diseases society at the national level. He currently serves as a member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Board of Directors. He is the Vice-Chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Leadership Institute working group and is the PIDS liaison to the IDSA Standards, Practice and Guidelines Committee. He is a member of...

Edward J Tanner, III

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gynecologic Oncology)

Dr. Edward Tanner is an Associate Professor of Gynecologic Oncology at Northwestern University where he serves as Chief of the Gynecologic Oncology service. Dr. Tanner serves as the Director of Gynecologic Robotic Surgery at Prentice Women's Hospital and is an internationally recognized leader in the field of gynecologic oncology surgery. He performs complex abdominal procedures for patients with advanced gynecologic cancers, including radical debulking surgery for ovarian cancer. He is also an expert in minimally invasive surgery for early-stage female cancers. He has co-authored more than 6...

Amelia C Swanson

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

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.

Seema K Shah

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care) and School of Law

Seema K. Shah, JD, Associate Professor in Pediatrics at Northwestern University Medical School and an Associate Director of the Bioethics Program at Lurie Children's Hospital, is an expert in the fields of pediatrics and global health research ethics, as well as on ethical issues in the determination of death. After attending Stanford University, Shah completed a fellowship in bioethics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center. She then received legal training at Stanford and in a federal district court clerkship. Shah was previously on faculty at the University of Washington...

Elizabeth  Addington

Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences

I am a health psychologist specializing in research and clinical practice that aim to improve the wellbeing of adults facing cancer or other chronic illnesses. My research focuses on improving people's ability to manage health-related stress, increase their positive psychosocial experiences, and improve their physical health and quality of life through mind-body approaches such as yoga, as well as techniques based in positive and health psychology. As part of these investigations, I conduct mixed-methods and stakeholder-engaged research to maximize our ability to meet the specific needs of var...

Faraz S Ahmad

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics)

Dr. Ahmad is an assistant professor of medicine-cardiology and a faculty member in the Center for Health Information Partnerships in Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a practicing advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and cares for patients across the spectrum of heart failure, including evaluation for and management of ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation. Dr. Ahmad's research interests are in the development of the methods, tools, and technologies to collect, store, analyze, and apply diverse electronic health data-including patient-rep...

Diana K Bowen

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

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

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...

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