Women in Senior Leadership

Our Leaders

Ana Maria Acosta, PhD, MS

Ana Maria Acosta, PhD, MS

Associate Chair for Post-Professional Education, Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences

Ana Maria Acosta, PhD, MS, '03 GME, is the associate chair for post-professional education and an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences. She's also served as director of the department's dual DPT-PhD program. Acosta earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree from Case Western Reserve University in 2002 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern in 2003. Acosta's background is in electrical and biomedical engineering with specific training and experience in robotics, human biomechanics and movement and rehabilitation science. The broad focus of her research is to characterize the mechanisms underlying the loss of independent joint control of the arm, leg and trunk following brain injury due to stroke. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles.
Norrina Bai Allen, PhD

Norrina Bai Allen, PhD

Director, Center for Epidemiology & Population Health

Norrina Bai Allen, PhD, is director of the Center for Epidemiology & Population Health. She is also the Quentin D. Young Professor of Health Policy and an associate professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology. Allen specializes in cardiovascular epidemiology with a focus on health services research, specifically the effect of neighborhood and environment on cardiovascular disease and disparities in quality of care and outcomes. She received top honors from the Clinical Research Forum as part of its 2020 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards for a study that linked increased consumption of eggs and dietary cholesterol to greater heart disease and death risk.
Estella M. Alonso, MD

Estella M. Alonso, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Estella M. Alonso, '85 MD, '88 GME, is vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics. She is also the department's associate chair for clinical services and Sally Burnett Searle Professor of Pediatric Transplantation, as well as professor of Medical Social Sciences and of Pediatrics in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition. Alonso completed her Doctor of Medicine degree at Northwestern in 1985, followed by her residency in Pediatrics in 1988. She went on to complete a pediatrics gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospital. Alonso’s primary research interest is in health outcomes following pediatric liver transplantation and acute liver failure.
Elizabeth R. Alpern, MD, MSCE

Elizabeth R. Alpern, MD, MSCE

Associate Chair for Faculty Development and Chief of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Elizabeth R. Alpern, MD, MSCE, is associate chair for Faculty Development and chief of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics. She earned a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1992. At Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, she completed an internship and residency in pediatrics, followed by a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine. Alpern is a founding member of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network, the first federally funded national network for research on emergency medical services for children. She has published a great number of peer-reviewed articles, primarily on the use of large databases within research networks to improve the quality of emergent care delivered to children through application of evidence-based work. Currently, Alpern serves as the standing member on the National Institutes of Health Study Section on Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics.
Danielle L. Anderson, MD

Danielle L. Anderson, MD

Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Danielle L. Anderson, MD, is chief of Geriatric Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. She earned a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Chicago in 2002, then completed a Psychiatry residency there in 2006. The following year, she completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Anderson directs the Older Adult Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Stone Mental Health Center.
Cara Angelotta, MD

Cara Angelotta, MD

Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Cara Angelotta, '11 MD, is vice chair for education in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, overseeing all training programs for the department. She is the Lisa A. Rone, MD, Professor of Psychiatric Education and Research and an assistant professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences in the Division of Forensic Psychiatry. Angelotta earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Feinberg in 2011 and completed residency at Cornell Medical Center in 2015 and fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center in 2016. Her academic focus is medical education research, mentorship, curriculum design and teaching clinical education skills to psychiatry trainees. Angelotta is a board-certified forensic psychiatrist with expertise in treating numerous disorders.
Sara J. Becker, PhD

Sara J. Becker, PhD

Director, Center for Dissemination & Implementation Science

Sara J. Becker, PhD, is director of the Center for Dissemination & Implementation Science and Alice Hamilton Professor of Psychiatry. She is a professor in the departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Medical Social Sciences. A nationally recognized implementation scientist, Becker conducts research that promotes the uptake of evidence-based practice into routine clinical care. Her research interests also include digital health, direct-to-consumer marketing and designing user experiences to promote sustained behavior change. Becker earned her PhD at Duke University in 2009, completed a Clinical Psychology Internship at Harvard Medical School in 2009 and finished a postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies at Brown University School of Public Health in 2011.
Rinad S. Beidas, PhD

Rinad S. Beidas, PhD

Chair, Department of Medical Social Sciences

Rinad S. Beidas, PhD, is chair of the Department of Medical Social Sciences, Ralph Seal Paffenbarger Professor and a professor of Medical Social Sciences. An internationally recognized leader in the field of implementation science, Beidas’ research broadly focuses on leveraging insights from implementation science and behavioral economics to make it easier for clinicians, leaders and organizations to use best practices to improve the quality and equity of healthcare and enhance health outcomes. Her portfolio is expansive and includes work in mental health, cancer, HIV and cardiovascular disease. She co-leads two NIH centers on behavioral economics and implementation science and has published hundreds of peer-reviewed publications, including in JAMA, JAMA Pediatrics, JAMA Psychiatry, JAMA Oncology and Science Advances. She earned her PhD in 2011 from Temple University.
Senta Berggruen, MD

Senta Berggruen, MD

Vice Chair for Education & Diversity, Department of Radiology

Senta Berggruen, MD, '04 GME, serves as vice chair for education and diversity in the Department of Radiology. She is also associate professor of Medical Education and of Radiology in the Division of Body Imaging. Berggruen completed her fellowship training at Northwestern and has a clinical focus on abdominal imaging.
Brenda L. Bohnsack, MD, PhD

Brenda L. Bohnsack, MD, PhD

Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology

Brenda L. Bohnsack, MD, PhD, is chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology and the Lillian Sherman Cowen Reiger and Harold L.S. Cowen Research Professorship of Pediatric Ophthalmology. She is also the division head of Ophthalmology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Bohnsack, who joined Feinberg in 2020, was previously at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she served in both clinical and academic roles. Her clinical interests include diagnosis and management of congenital eye diseases and childhood glaucoma, and her scientific efforts are housed at the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute. Bohnsack earned her medical and doctorate degrees from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Janelle Renee Bolden, MD

Janelle Renee Bolden, MD

Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Janelle Renee Bolden, MD, is the chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine and an assistant professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Medical Education. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Ohio State University Medical Center/Mount Carmel Health System and a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her clinical interests include preterm birth, disparities in maternal/child health, health literacy, maternal high-risk conditions and multiple gestation. Bolden cares for patients with a wide range of maternal and fetal complications during pregnancy. She serves as the director of maternal fetal medicine outpatient clinical services.
Heather Campbell, MHS

Heather Campbell, MHS

Vice Dean for Finance & Administration; Chief Operating Officer

Heather Campbell, MHS, is vice dean for finance and administration and chief operating officer for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She joined Northwestern in 2013, completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, earned her master's degree in Health Finance and Management from Johns Hopkins University and previously was a senior director at the Huron Consulting Group and an administrator at New York University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Prior to becoming vice dean, she served as associate dean for administration at Feinberg, where she developed and oversaw Feinberg's administrative and operational initiatives. As vice dean, she is responsible for the planning and management of the budget, capital expenditures and business operations within the medical school and administrative oversight of the medical school's workforce of more than 1,900 employees.
Louanne Marie Carabini, MD, MA

Louanne Marie Carabini, MD, MA

Vice Chair for Education, Department of Anesthesiology

Louanne Marie Carabini, MD, '09 '10 GME, is vice chair for education and associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. After earning her Doctor of Medicine degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2005, she completed a residency in Anesthesiology and a fellowship in critical care medicine at Northwestern. Carabini's investigations focus on the perioperative management of patients undergoing multilevel complex spinal deformity correction. Her work in transfusion medicine helped create a model focused on predicting the necessity of major blood transfusion during spine surgery. The model allows anesthesia physicians to better prepare surgery patients prior to the intraoperative period. Carabini is board-certified in critical care medicine and anesthesiology.
Mercedes Carnethon, PhD

Mercedes Carnethon, PhD

Vice Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine

Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, is vice chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine. Carnethon received her doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina. A leader in the field of cardiovascular disease epidemiology, Carnethon has published hundreds of scientific papers, including in JAMA, Circulation, Blood and JAMA Internal Medicine. Her research focuses on the role of health behaviors — including diet, sleep and physical activity — on heart disease. Carnethon has served on numerous national scientific committees and panels, including for the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. She is also Mary Harris Thompson Professor and professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology and of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care.
Katherine S. Carroll, MD

Katherine S. Carroll, MD

Chief of Comprehensive Neurology, Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology

Katherine S. Carroll, MD, '03 '06 '07 GME, is chief and assistant professor of Comprehensive Neurology in the Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology. She completed her Doctor of Medicine degree at Creighton University in 2002, then completed an internship, residency and fellowship at Northwestern. She is also the medical director of the Comprehensive Headache Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which aims to keep migraines out of the emergency room and treat complex headache conditions more effectively. Carroll's other clinical interests include seizure disorders, neuromuscular disorders, electromyography and women's health.
Angela Chaudhari, MD

Angela Chaudhari, MD

Vice Chair, Faculty Development

Angela Chaudhari, MD, is vice chair of faculty development for the medical school. She is an associate professor of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and is director of the P2P Network for Physician Peer Support at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Chaudhari earned her Doctor of Medicine from Northeast Ohio Medical University in 2000 and completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Washington University in St. Louis in 2004. She then completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Florida Hospital Medical Center in 2005.
Yi-Hua Chen, MD

Yi-Hua Chen, MD

Director of Hematopathology, Department of Pathology

Yi-Hua Chen, MD, '04 '05 GME, is director of Hematopathology in the Department of Pathology. She completed much of her training at Northwestern: a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology in 2004 and a fellowship in Hematopathology in 2005. She is a member of numerous hematopathology organizations and studies the diagnostic and prognostic markers for lymphoma and leukemia.
Patricia Chiamas, MD

Patricia Chiamas, MD

Chief of Hospital-Based Medicine for Outreach Sites, Department of Pediatrics

Patricia Chiamas, ’94 MD, is chief of Hospital-Based Medicine for Outreach Sites within the Department of Pediatrics. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern in 1994 before completing her residency at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Chiamas is a board-certified pediatrician. Her clinical focus is on using clinical simulation activities and quality improvement to develop pediatric core competencies for the pediatric hospitalist.
Jennifer N. Choi, MD

Jennifer N. Choi, MD

Chief of Oncodermatology and Medical Dermatology, Department of Dermatology

Jennifer N. Choi, MD, is the chief and professor of Oncodermatology and Medical Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology. She directs the Inpatient Dermatology Consult service for the cancer center, as well as the comprehensive skin care and skin cancer surveillance program for high-risk patients and all cancer survivors. Choi earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Yale University School of Medicine in 2003. She completed her residency at Yale, where she served as chief resident, in 2007.
Sherry H-Y Chou, MD, MMsc

Sherry H-Y Chou, MD, MMsc

Chief of Neurocritical Care, Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology

Sherry H-Y Chou, MD, MMsc, is chief and associate professor of Neurocritical Care in the Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology. Her research focuses on the role of inflammation and immune response in vascular brain injuries and biomarker discovery. Chou founded and leads the large Global Consortium Study on Neurological Dysfunction in COVID-19 (GCS-NeuroCOVID) and serves as an invited member to the World Health Organization forum on neurological impacts of COVID-19. She serves on the board of directors and as research subcommittee chair of the Neurocritical Care Society. Chou earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from McGill University in 2001 and her MMSc from Harvard Medical School in 2009. She completed her training at Brigham and Women's Hospital with a neurology residency in 2005 and a neurocritical care and Vascular neurology fellowship in 2007.
Deborah Smith Clements, MD, FAAFP

Deborah Smith Clements, MD, FAAFP

Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine

Deborah Smith Clements, MD, is chair of the Department of Family & Community Medicine and the Nancy and Warren Furey Professor of Community Medicine. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1997, where she also completed a residency in family medicine. She later completed fellowships in primary care health policy, medical ethics and integrative medicine. Clements served as a delegate of the American Academy of Family Physicians and later became a member of its board of directors. While on faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Clements was director of the training program and vice chair for residency education in family medicine. Clements joined Northwestern in 2013, when she was named department chair and program director of the family medicine residency. She is president of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and is on the board of the National Resident Matching Program. Clements is nationally recognized for her contributions to education policy and has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions.
Valeria C. Cohran, MD, MS

Valeria C. Cohran, MD, MS

Associate Chair for Diversity & Inclusion, Department of Pediatrics

Valeria C. Cochran, MD, MS, is the Department of Pediatric's associate chair for diversity and inclusion and a professor of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition. Her work focuses on pediatric transplantation and intestinal failure. Cochran has also received numerous awards for her excellence in medical education.
Carol A. Courtney, PT, PhD

Carol A. Courtney, PT, PhD

Associate Chair, Post-Professional Clinical Education, Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences

Carol A. Courtney, PT, PhD, associate chair for post-professional clinical education in the Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences. She received her degree in physical therapy from Washington University and her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Miami. She has been recognized as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Her academic focus is on advanced clinical reasoning in orthopaedic physical therapy, with emphasis on non-pharmacological management of chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Ashti A. Doobay-Persaud, MD

Ashti A. Doobay-Persaud, MD

Co-Director, Center for Global Health Education

Ashti A. Doobay-Persaud, MD, is co-director of the Center for Global Health Education within the Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health. She is also an assistant professor of Medical Education and of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Doobay-Persaud earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2006, then completed her training in internal medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital. In addition to her center directorship, she is the faculty director for the Masters of Science in Global Health program within the Northwestern School of Professional Studies and the director of the Global Health Hospitalist program, which focuses on providing trained faculty to staff Hillside's clinics in Belize. In her role as chair of faculty development in Global Health, she provides opportunities for those interested in volunteering abroad and connects faculty and students who are already participating in global health.
Stephanie C. Eisenbarth, MD, PhD

Stephanie C. Eisenbarth, MD, PhD

Director, Center for Human Immunobiology; Chief of Allergy & Immunology, Department of Medicine

Stephanie C. Eisenbarth, MD, PhD, is director of the Center for Human Immunobiology and chief of Allergy & Immunology in the Department of Medicine. She is the Roy and Elaine Patterson Professor of Medicine, professor of Pathology and professor of Allergy & Immunology in the Department of Medicine. Eisenbarth is an internationally renowned immunologist whose research focuses on how dendritic cells, B-cells and T-cells interact to induce antibody responses. She earned her PhD at Yale in 2003, followed by her Doctor of Medicine degree there in 2005. Also at Yale, she completed her residency in clinical pathology in 2008 and postdoctoral fellowship in 2010.
Carla L. Ellis, MD, MS, FCAP

Carla L. Ellis, MD, MS, FCAP

Director, Division of Renal Pathology

Carla L. Ellis, MD, MS, FCAP, director of Renal Pathology and an associate professor of Pathology. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed her residency and fellowships in nephropathology and genitourinary pathology at Johns Hopkins University.
Sarah M. Friedewald, MD

Sarah M. Friedewald, MD

Vice Chair for Women's Imaging and Chief of Breast Imaging, Department of Radiology

Sarah M. Friedewald, MD, is vice chair for women's imaging and chief of Breast Imaging in the Department of Radiology and assistant professor of Radiology. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1998. She was an intern at Union Memorial Hospital and completed her residency in radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a fellowship in women's imaging at University of Pennsylvania Hospitals. She is board-certified in diagnostic radiology. She has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and was principal investigator of a key study published in JAMA that found the addition of tomosynthesis — a 3D breast-imaging technique — to digital mammography was associated with a decrease in patients called back for additional imaging and an increase in the cancer detection rate.
Patricia M. Garcia, MD, MPH

Patricia M. Garcia, MD, MPH

Associate Dean for Curriculum

Patricia M. Garcia, MD, MPH, '91 GME, is associate dean for curriculum and a professor Medical Education. She is also a professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Garcia received her Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1984. She completed both her residency and a fellowship at University of Illinois Hospital, followed by another fellowship at Northwestern. She is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as maternal and fetal Medicine. Garcia is the 2020 recipient of the Association of American Medical Colleges Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, which honors one medical school faculty physician in the country who exemplifies the qualities of a successful mentor and adviser to medical students and embodies the characteristics necessary for a physician to practice patient-centered medicine by teaching ethics, empathy and service by example.
Khalilah Latrece Gates, MD

Khalilah Latrece Gates, MD

Assistant Dean of Medical Education

Khalilah Gates, MD, ’10 GME, is the assistant dean of Medical Education. She is also an associate professor of Medical Education and of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care. In her role as assistant dean, Gates leads Feinberg’s faculty and student council on racism, justice and equity for the Augusta Webster, MD, Office of Medical Education; reviews curriculum in real time for bias; educates faculty on best practices for discussing bias in education; represents Feinberg on Association of American Medical Colleges national committees for diversity and inclusion; serves as Feinberg’s Student National Medical Association chapter adviser; and is a mentor for students from underrepresented groups and an additional resource for confidential consultation about student concerns.
Susan E. Gerber, MD, MPH

Susan E. Gerber, MD, MPH

Vice Chair for Education, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Susan E. Gerber, MD, MPH, '01 GME, is vice chair for education in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and program director of the department's residency program. She is an associate professor of Medical Education and of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Gerber earned both her Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees from Columbia University in 1994. She then completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, followed by a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Northwestern. Gerber is an expert in diagnostic ultrasound, fetal anomalies and high-risk pregnancies.
Cybele Ghossein, MD

Cybele Ghossein, MD

Vice Chair for Academic & Faculty Affairs, Department of Medicine

Cybele Ghossein, MD, is vice chair for academic and faculty affairs within the Department of Medicine and a professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension. She completed her Doctor of Medicine degree at Albert Einstein College in 1990, followed by a residency at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center and a fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology. In her faculty affairs role, Ghossein leads efforts to enhance faculty engagement and development, sharing experiences and knowledge from her more than 20 years on faculty at Northwestern. She organized the medical school's inaugural Women in Medicine Symposium in 2018.
Susan L. Goldsmith, MD

Susan L. Goldsmith, MD

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Susan L. Goldsmith, MD, associate dean for Student Affairs and an associate professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and of Medical Education. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her residency at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.
Debra Anne Goldstein, MD

Debra Anne Goldstein, MD

Director of Uveitis Service, Department of Ophthalmology

Debra Anne Goldstein, MD, the Magerstadt Professor of Ophthalmology, is director of uveitis service in the Department of Ophthalmology. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from McGill University in Montreal in 1988 and remained there for residencies in internal medicine and ophthalmology. She completed a fellowship in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine in 1995 before joining the school's faculty. While there, she was twice awarded the Golden Apple Award for Best Teacher. She has been on faculty at Feinberg since 2012 and has published a large body of peer-reviewed publications, investigating diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of ocular inflammatory disorders.
Marianne M. Green, MD

Marianne M. Green, MD

Vice Dean for Education; Chair, Department of Medical Education; Co-Director, Center for Medical Education in Data Science & Digital Health

Marianne M. Green, MD, is vice dean for medical education, chair of the Department of Medical Education, co-director of the Center for Medical Education in Data Science & Digital Health, president of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and the Raymond H. Curry, MD, Professor of Medical Education. She completed her Doctor of Medicine degree at University of Illinois at Chicago in 1993 before finishing an internship and residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Green has served in a number of leadership roles at Northwestern, including associate program director of the McGaw Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency, director of the Primary Care Clerkship, director of the Honors Program in Medical Education, associate dean for Medical Education & Competency Achievement and senior associate dean of Medical Education. She is the chair of the board of directors for the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH

Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH

Director, Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research

Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH, is a professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and director of the Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research at the Institute for Public Health & Medicine. She graduated from University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1998 and completed an internship at University of Florida Hospitals in 1999, residency at University of Washington Hospital in 2001 and a fellowship at Harvard Medical School in 2004. She holds a Master of Public Health from Harvard. She is nationally recognized for her research in food allergy and asthma epidemiology, specifically her research on childhood food allergy prevalence. She has contributed significantly to academic research surrounding economic costs, pediatric management of food allergy and asthma, ED visits and hospitalizations, quality of life and community interventions, especially in schools.
Reema L. Habiby, MD

Reema L. Habiby, MD

Interim Chief of Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics

Reema L. Habiby, '89 MD, '92 '96 GME, is interim chief and associate professor of Endocrinology in the Department of Pediatrics. A pediatric endocrinologist primarily engaged in clinic care and medical education, she earned her Doctor of Medicine here in 1989 and stayed on for Pediatrics residency in 1992. Habiby completed fellowships in pediatric endocrinology at Stanford in 1994 and at Northwestern in 1996. She is the co-director of the Turner Syndrome Multidisciplinary Clinic and serves as a college mentor for the Feinberg School of Medicine Class of 2022.
Amy L. Halverson, MD

Amy L. Halverson, MD

Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery

Amy L. Halverson, MD, is the vice chair of education in the Department of Surgery. Halverson earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Columbia University in 1993, then completed her residency at George Washington University Hospital in 1999 and fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in 2000. She is board certified in surgery and colon and rectal surgery.
Nora M. Hansen, MD

Nora M. Hansen, MD

Chief of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery

Nora M. Hansen, MD, is a professor and chief of Breast Surgery in the Department of Surgery. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from New York Medical College in 1988 and completed a residency in 1995 and a fellowship in 1996, both at University of Chicago Hospitals. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, investigating breast cancer resections, breast reconstruction and their impact on patients. She serves on the medical advisory council for the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.
Claudia A. Hawkins, MD, MPH

Claudia A. Hawkins, MD, MPH

Director, Center for Global Communicable & Emerging Infectious Diseases

Claudia A. Hawkins, MD, MPH, is director of the Center for Global Communicable & Emerging Infectious Diseases and an associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Her focus on the care of individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and viral hepatitis B and C. As director of the Viral Hepatitis/HIV Co-infection Program, she oversees the clinical management of patients with HIV and viral hepatitis B and C in our multidisciplinary outpatient clinic and teaches rotating fellows, residents and students. She is the principal investigator of an NIH Fogarty International Center (FIC) funded HIV research training grant on patient-centered outcomes research.
Amy B. Heimberger, MD, PhD

Amy B. Heimberger, MD, PhD

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Neurological Surgery

Amy B. Heimberger, MD, PHD, is the vice chair for research in the Department of Neurological Surgery. She is the Jean Malnati Miller Professor of Brain Tumor Research and a professor of Neurological Surgery. Heimberger’s research focuses on immune therapeutic strategies for patients with central nervous system malignancies and tumor-mediated mechanisms of immune suppression. She has been involved in a wide variety of bench-to-bedside immune therapeutics, including those developed in her laboratory and arising from her own patents. She completed her Doctor of Medicine at Washington University in 1995 and her PhD at University if Missouri in 2022. In 2021, she was named by President Biden to the National Cancer Advisory Board.
Nicole Higgins, MD

Nicole Higgins, MD

Chief of Obstetric Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology

Nicole Higgins, MD, is chief and associate professor of Obstetric Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology. She earned her medical degree from Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University in 2002 and completed a residency and fellowship at Northwestern in 2006 and 2007. She has published work on a range of topics, including postpartum hemorrhage and sleep disordered breathing risk in pregnant versus non-pregnant women. She is board-certified in anesthesiology.
Kristi L. Holmes, PhD

Kristi L. Holmes, PhD

Director, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center

Kristi L. Holmes, PhD, is director of the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center. Holmes earned her doctoral degree in biochemistry from Iowa State University. Before joining Northwestern in 2014, she was a bioinformatician at Bernard Becker Medical Library at Washington University in St. Louis. At Northwestern, her research is focused on the development and application of information standards to support interoperability and data exchange to enhance discovery across basic science, clinical and community-based research and, ultimately, develop new methods for understanding translational impact. Holmes is also associate director of evaluation at the Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute and a professor of Medical Education and of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Health & Biomedical Informatics.
Jeanne M. Horowitz, MD

Jeanne M. Horowitz, MD

Vice Chair for Academic & Faculty Affairs, Department of Radiology

Jeanne M. Horowitz, MD, '08 ’09 GME, is vice chair for academic and faculty affairs in the Department of Radiology. She is also an associate professor of Body Imaging within the department. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from New York University in 2003 before completing a residency in 2008 and fellowship in 2009 at Northwestern University. Horowitz is board-certified in diagnostic radiology. Her areas of focus are gynecologic and liver imaging, physician wellness and mentorship. She was one of 10 Northwestern Medicine physicians who participated in the “Scholars of Wellness” program, creating solutions to help reduce physician burnout and influence change, an initiative that recently received recognition from the American Medical Association.
Lifang Hou, MD, PhD

Lifang Hou, MD, PhD

Director, Center for Global Oncology; Chief of Cancer Epidemiology & Prevention, Department of Preventive Medicine

Lifang Hou, MD, PhD, is the director of the Center for Global Oncology within the Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health, chief of Cancer Epidemiology & Prevention in the Department of Preventive Medicine, a professor of Pediatrics and the director of global health for the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. She earned her Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy dual degree from University of Tsukuba, Japan, in 2001. Hou's research focuses on the identification of molecular biomarkers that may predict cancer risk, progression and mortality in numerous, diverse populations, thus providing potential tools for the early detection and prevention of cancer. She is a member of the Blue Ribbon Panel to inform the scientific direction and goals of the National Cancer Institute as part of former Vice President Joe Biden's National Cancer Moonshot Initiative to accelerate cancer research progress in the U.S.
Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD

Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD

Chair, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology

Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, is an internationally recognized vascular biologist and the Stephen Walter Ranson Professor and chair of the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology. Arispe earned her doctoral degree from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil in 1989 and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Washington in Seattle before joining the faculty at Harvard Medical School. She then spent 20 years at UCLA, where she served as director of the Molecular Biology Institute and chair of the Molecular Biology Interdepartmental Graduate Program. Her research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate blood vessel formation during development and pathogenesis. Her discoveries have provided the basis to develop strategies to control vascular growth during disease, particularly in cancer. Arispe is extensively involved in the scientific community on a national and international level, is currently on the National Heart, Lung and Blood Advisory Council and is a past president of the North American Vascular Biology Organization.
Tamara Isakova, MD, MMSc

Tamara Isakova, MD, MMSc

Director, Center for Translational Metabolism & Health

Tamara Isakova, MD, MMSc, director of the Center for Translational Metabolism & Health at the Institute for Public Health & Medicine, is a clinical nephrologist with experience in patient-oriented and epidemiological research of disordered mineral metabolism in chronic kidney disease. She is also Margaret Gray Morton Professor of Medicine and an associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension. Isakova conducts clinical research in the area of disordered mineral metabolism in chronic kidney disease, has published a great number of scientific articles and has served as a reviewer for nearly 20 journals. She has received numerous awards, including a junior faculty award from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Award from the American Society of Nephrology. She is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology.
Muriel Jean-Jacques, MD

Muriel Jean-Jacques, MD

Associate Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Department of Medicine

Muriel Jean-Jacques, MD, is the associate vice chair for diversity, equity and inclusion in the Department of Medicine and an assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. She earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals.
Emily S. Jungheim, MD, MSCI

Emily S. Jungheim, MD, MSCI

Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Emily S. Jungheim, MD, MSCI, is chief of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, where she is also a professor. She completed her Doctor of Medicine degree from Loyola University in 2001, residency at Duke University Hospital in 2005 and her Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Washington University in 2010. Drawing from years of research and training, she leads the multidisciplinary approach of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine, combining clinical care and basic science. She is also part of the Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute and Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
Kimberly Sue Kenton, MD, MS, FACOG, FACS

Kimberly Sue Kenton, MD, MS, FACOG, FACS

Chief of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Kimberly Sue Kenton, MD, MS, is an internationally recognized leader in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She is chief of Urogynecology and a professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. Kenton is also a clinical investigator, with a Master of Science in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and has experience as principal investigator on a number of National Institutes of Health grants. Kenton has served as a mentor and program director for the Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Medicine Fellowship since 2007 and held leadership roles in many major subspecialty societies. She is also the medical director of the Women’s Integrated Pelvic Health Program for Northwestern Medicine.
Stephanie J. Kielb, MD

Stephanie J. Kielb, MD

Chief of Reconstruction & Neurourology, Department of Urology

Stephanie J. Kielb, MD, is chief of Reconstruction & Neurourology in the Department of Urology and director of the Urology residency program. Kielb earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Michigan in 1996 and completed her residency training at University of Michigan Health System in 2002. Now at Feinberg, she is also a professor of Urology, Medical Education and Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. Kielb is a recognized expert in voiding dysfunction and incontinence, having performed sacral neuromodulation and botulinum toxin injections for urinary leakage procedures since 2004.
Jessica W. Kiley, MD, MPH

Jessica W. Kiley, MD, MPH

Vice Chair of Clinical Operations; Chief of General Obstetrics & Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Jessica W. Kiley, MD, MPH, '08 GME, is vice chair of clinical operations and chief and associate professor of General Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from University in Florida in 2002, then completed a residency at University of Chicago Hospitals in 2006 and a fellowship at Northwestern in 2008. Her main research and clinical interests are pre-conception care, pregnancy planning and birth control for women with complex medical conditions. She is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology.
Marisa S. Klein-Gitelman, MD, MPH

Marisa S. Klein-Gitelman, MD, MPH

Chief of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics

Marisa S. Klein-Gitelman, MD, MPH, chief of Rheumatology in the Department of Pediatrics, earned her medical degree at Washington University in 1985. She completed her postgraduate training in pediatrics at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and pediatric rheumatology at Tufts-New England Medical Center. She later earned a Master in Public Health at University of Illinois at Chicago. Her areas of expertise include pediatric lupus, vasculitis, uveitis and neuro inflammatory diseases; her primary clinical research efforts focus on pediatric onset systemic lupus. Klein-Gitelman has served in a number of leadership positions, both regionally and nationally, and is currently on the board of the American College of Rheumatology. She is also a founding member of the ACR/CARRA mentoring interest group (AMIGO), which pairs fellows and young faculty with mentors from other institutions. She often serves as a visiting professor for other programs.
Amy E. Krambeck, MD

Amy E. Krambeck, MD

Chief of Endourology & Stone Disease, Department of Urology

Amy E. Krambeck, MD, is chief of Endourology & Stone Disease and a professor of Urology. She has published extensively on the management of stone disease during pregnancy and has dedicated her efforts to improving treatment options for women. She is an active participant in several national research studies analyzing optimal surgical equipment, techniques and protocols for the treatment of stone disease and has contributed to the American Urological Association guidelines on its surgical management. She earned her Doctor of Medicine at University of Missouri in 2002, followed by a residency at Mayo Clinic in 2008 and Endourology fellowship at Methodist Institute of Kidney Stone Research in 2009.
Roopal V. Kundu, MD

Roopal V. Kundu, MD

Associate Dean for Admissions

Roopal V. Kundu, '01 MD, '02 GME, is associate dean for admissions. A 2001 graduate of Feinberg School of Medicine's MD Program herself, she guides students through the admissions process and beyond. In addition to leading the Office of Admissions, she is a dermatologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, a principal investigator on multiple research projects, the Jacob R. Suker, MD, Professor of Medical Education and an associate professor of Dermatology and Medical Education. Before starting to leading the Feinberg Office of Admissions in 2016, she was also director of the Dermatology residency program at Northwestern University. As both a clinician and investigator, Kundu focuses on skin of color. She has received numerous Feinberg teaching awards, including the Excellence in Teaching Recognition Award and the Department of Dermatology's Faculty Teacher of the Year and Faculty Mentor of the Year awards. Kundu has held leadership roles with the American Academy of Dermatology, Skin of Color Society and the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Daniela P. Ladner, MD, MPH

Daniela P. Ladner, MD, MPH

Vice Chair of Research & Innovation, Department of Surgery

Daniela P Ladner, MD, MPH, is the vice chair of research and innovation for the Department of Surgery. She is a professor of Organ Transplantation in the Department of Surgery and of Medical Social Sciences. She earned a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Zurich and a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University and her residency and fellowship at Stanford University Hospital. Her research focuses on the epidemiology and risk prediction of cirrhosis and the study of patient safety and processes in kidney and liver transplantation.
Tara Lagu, MD, MPH

Tara Lagu, MD, MPH

Director, Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research

Tara Lagu, MD, MPH, is the director of the Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research. She is an internist and health services researcher focused on improving care for vulnerable patients, including patients with heart failure and mobility disability. After completing a degree inpharmacy from Purdue University, an MD/MPH at the Yale University School of Medicine, and general internal medicine residency at Rhode Island Hospital/Warren Alpert Medical School/Brown University, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania from 2005-2008.
Theresa A. Laguna, MD, MS

Theresa A. Laguna, MD, MS

Chief of Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Theresa A. Laguna, MD, MS, is chief of Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1999 and completed a residency at the University of Washington, where she was chief medical resident, and fellowships at the University of Colorado in pediatric pulmonology. She also earned a master's degree in clinical science from the University of Colorado. Prior to joining Northwestern in 2018, she was on faculty at the University of Minnesota. Laguna's academic focus is on early lung disease in cystic fibrosis and the role of anaerobic communities in the development of lung disease. She has additional clinical research interests in asthma, interstitial lung disease and complex children. An accomplished educator, Laguna has won numerous Outstanding Faculty Educator awards from the University of Minnesota and was named one of the 2016 Best Doctors by Minnesota Monthly. Laguna is board-certified in pediatric pulmonology.
Sandi Lam, MD, MBA

Sandi Lam, MD, MBA

Vice Chair of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Department of Neurological Surgery

Sandi Lam, '98 MD, MBA, is division head of Neurosurgery at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and professor and vice chair of Pediatric Neurological Surgery within the medical school's Department of Neurological Surgery. She completed her Doctor of Medicine degree at Northwestern in 1998, graduating with the highest honor of Alpha Omega Alpha membership. Lam is well-known within neurosurgery for her many contributions to the fields of pediatric cerebrovascular surgery, epilepsy surgery and craniofacial surgery. Her research interests include health services research for pediatric neurosurgery and analysis of national and institutional data in order to improve healthcare delivery.
Lee Ann Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA

Lee Ann Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA

Chief of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine

Lee Ann Lindquist, '00 MD, '05 MPH, '10 MBA, '03 '05 GME, is chief of Geriatrics, George M. Eisenberg Research Professor of Genetic Medicine and professor of Geriatrics in the Department of Medicine. She completed all of her training at the university. Under Lindquist's leadership, Northwestern expanded its role in offering home-based primary care for seniors and instituted a new training program for care providers.
Alice T. Lyon, MD

Alice T. Lyon, MD

Director of Retina Service, Department of Ophthalmology

Alice T. Lyon, MD, '91 GME, the Leonard and Bernice Lavin Endowed Ophthalmology Research Professor, is director of retina service in the Department of Ophthalmology. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Chicago in 1987 and completed an internship in internal medicine at Cornell Medical Center of New York Hospital in 1988, a residency in ophthalmology at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in 1991, a fellowship in ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School in 1993 and a research fellowship at the Schepens Eye Research Institute in 1993. In the past, she served as clerkship director for the Ophthalmology program at Feinberg and in various roles — including president — at the Chicago Ophthalmological Society. Today, she is the director of the Chicago Curriculum in Ophthalmology and chair emeritus of Women in Retina. An author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, Lyon studies age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other retina conditions.
Daniela E. Matei, MD

Daniela E. Matei, MD

Chief of Reproductive Science in Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Daniela E. Matei, MD, is the chief of Reproductive Science in Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; the Diana, Princess of Wales Professor of Cancer Research and a professor in the Division of Hematology & Oncology in the Department of Medicine and the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Medicine, Bucharest. She completed an internship and residency at Stony Brook University Medical Center and a fellowship at University of California, Los Angeles.
Danielle M. McCarthy, MD

Danielle M. McCarthy, MD

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Emergency Medicine

Danielle M. McCarthy, '06 MD, '10 '12 GME, is vice chair for research and associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern in 2006 before completing an Emergency Medicine residency and health services research fellowship here as well. McCarthy investigates how to increase patients’ comprehension of their own medical care by examining multiple aspects of health communications in hectic emergency department environments.
Susanna A. McColley, MD

Susanna A. McColley, MD

Scientific Director for Interdisciplinary Research Partnerships

Susanna A. McColley, '85 MD, is professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine and serves as scientific director for interdisciplinary research partnerships. McColley earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at Northwestern in 1985 before completing pediatrics residency and pulmonology fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She specializes in pediatric lung disease, focusing on diagnosis and treatment of children with cystic fibrosis.
Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD

Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD

Director, Center for Genetic Medicine

Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD, is the director of the Center for Genetic Medicine. She is also the Elizabeth J. Ward Professor of Genetic Medicine and of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics and of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. She joined Feinberg from the University of Chicago in 2014. McNally received both her MD and PhD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1990 and completed her residency and fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her postdoctoral fellowship was at Children's Hospital in Boston. McNally's clinical and research interests are in the genetics of cardiovascular and neuromuscular disorders. Her lab studies genetic mechanisms responsible for inherited human diseases, including heart failure, cardiomyopathy, muscular dystrophy, arrhythmias and aortic aneurysms. Working with individuals and families, her group is defining the genetic mutations that cause these disorders. By establishing models for these disorders, they are now beginning to develop and test new therapies, including genetic correction and gene editing. McNally is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians. Her recent awards include the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Distinguished Achievement Award in 2014 from the American Heart Association and the Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in 2017. She is a member of the National Academy of Inventors.
Marla Mendelson, MD

Marla Mendelson, MD

Co-Director, Women's Health Research Institute

Marla Mendelson, MD, '87 GME, is the co-director of the Women's Health Research Institute and associate professor of Medicine and Pediatrics. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1982 and completed a residency at Michael Reese Medical Center in 1985 and a fellowship at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in 1987. She directs the Northwestern Medicine Heart Disease & Pregnancy Program of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. A leader in the study of women and cardiac disease, she is the founder and director of one of the largest programs for the care of women with heart disease during pregnancy in the country. She has also been active educating both healthcare professionals and the public about cardiovascular disease in Women.
Kelly N. Michelson, MD, MPH

Kelly N. Michelson, MD, MPH

Director, Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities

Kelly N. Michelson, MD, MPH, '04 GME, is director of the Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities at the Institute for Public Health & Medicine, the Julia and David Uihlein Professor in Bioethics and Medical Humanities and a professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Critical Care. Michelson earned her Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1996 and a medical degree at Duke University in 1997. She completed a pediatrics residency at the University of Chicago in 2001 and a fellowship in pediatric critical care at Children's Memorial Hospital, now known as Lurie Children's, in 2004. She also completed a fellowship in clinical medical ethics at the University of Chicago MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics in 2010. Her research focuses on communication and decision-making in end-of-life care among patients, family caregivers and professional caregivers in the pediatric intensive care unit and in the palliative care setting.
Ritu Nayar, MD

Ritu Nayar, MD

Vice Chair of Education & Faculty Development and Director of the Division of Cytopathology, Department of Pathology

Ritu Nayar, MD, professor of Medical Education and Pathology, serves as the vice chair of education and faculty development in the Department of Pathology. After earning her medical degree from Delhi University in India in 1989, she completed a residency and fellowship at George Washington University Hospital in 1995 and 1996 and another fellowship at University of Rochester in 1997. Nayar's work has been published in a great many books and journal articles. One of her largest contributions has been her co-editorship of the Bethesda system, which is used to report Pap smear results for women around the world. She holds board certifications for pathology and cytopathology and is also a member of the Executive Council of the International Academy of Cytology. Formerly, she served as the president of the American Society of Cytopathology in 2013.
Celia L. O'Brien, PhD

Celia L. O'Brien, PhD

Assistant Dean for Program Evaluation & Accreditation

Celia L. O'Brien, PhD, is assistant dean for program evaluation and accreditation at the medical school and an assistant professor of Medical Education. She earned her PhD at University of Arizona in 2011. O'Brien was instrumental in the medical school's recent, full eight-year accreditation from the Liaison Committee of Medical Education, the accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the MD degree.
Amy S. Paller, MD

Amy S. Paller, MD

Chair, Department of Dermatology; Director of Skin Biology & Diseases Resource-Based Center

Amy S. Paller, MD, '81 '83 GME, Walter J. Hamlin Professor of Dermatology, is the chair of the Department of Dermatology and director of the Skin Biology & Diseases Resource-Based Center. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Stanford University in 1978 and completed residencies in pediatrics and dermatology at Northwestern and a fellowship and postdoctoral fellowship in dermatology at the University of North Carolina. She served as chief of dermatology at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago prior to becoming chair at Feinberg. She has served as president and on the board of directors of numerous dermatologic societies. An author of hundreds of peer-reviewed publications, Paller has been a pioneer in discovery related to diagnosis and therapy of genetic skin disorders, as well as the lead investigator on several landmark papers related to inflammatory skin disease. Her NIH-funded laboratory focuses on the use of nanotechnology for topically applied gene regulation in treating skin disorders and on the role of glycosphingolipids in regulating signaling.
Ellen M. Papacek, MD

Ellen M. Papacek, MD

Chief of Primary Care-Outreach, Department of Pediatrics

Ellen M. Papacek, MD, '99 GME, is chief and clinical instructor of Primary Care-Outreach in the Department of Pediatrics. Her clinical practice focuses on newborn care. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arizona in 1996 and completed her Pediatrics residency here in 1999.
Jyoti D. Patel, MD

Jyoti D. Patel, MD

Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Medicine

Jyoti D. Patel, MD, is the associate vice chair for clinical research in the Department of Medicine. She is also a professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, medical director of Thoracic Oncology and assistant director for clinical research in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Patel is a leader in thoracic oncology, focusing her efforts in the development and evaluation of novel molecular markers and therapeutics in patients battling non-small cell lung cancer.
Elizabeth J. Perlman, MD

Elizabeth J. Perlman, MD

Director of Pediatric Pathology, Department of Pathology

Elizabeth J. Perlman, MD, is director and professor of Pediatric Pathology in the Department of Pathology. Perlman completed her medical education and her postgraduate training in anatomic and clinical pathology and pediatric pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has practiced medicine for over 20 years, and her clinical interests include pediatric renal tumors, germ cell tumors and genitourinary development.
Lori Ann Post, PhD

Lori Ann Post, PhD

Director, Buehler Center for Health Policy & Economics

Lori Ann Post, PhD, is the inaugural director of the Buehler Center for Health Policy & Economics within the Institute for Public Health & Medicine. She is the Buehler Professor of Geriatric Medicine and a professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Social Sciences. Post earned her Doctor of Philosophy in applied demography in 2001 from Michigan State University. Post is a seasoned investigator who utilizes unique mixed methods studies to address complex problems. She has been working in information technology or informatics and violence prevention/intervention for the past 20 years. Her dissertation indirectly estimated the invisible population of elderly women being abused and exploited and was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Post wrote the legislation for best practices in background checks to vet the healthcare workforce for persons in long-term care for the Affordable Healthcare Act; has been funded by Medicaid to derive estimates of various types of abuse and disabilities; and worked with Yale New Haven Health system to develop an app to screen for disabilities and to give healthcare providers a prognostic score of death, admit and return to the Emergency Department at 30 days.
Chao Qi, PhD

Chao Qi, PhD

Director of Microbiology, Department of Pathology

Chao Qi, ’99 PhD, is an associate professor and director of Microbiology in the Department of Pathology. Her research is focused on exploring the mechanisms that regulate the transcriptional activities of nuclear receptors, which are responsible for regulating many biological processes. She received her doctorate degree in 1999 from Northwestern University’s Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences and has authored more than a hundred peer-reviewed publications. She is a pathologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a member of the Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute.
Susan E. Quaggin, MD

Susan E. Quaggin, MD

Director, Feinberg Cardiovascular & Renal Research Institute; Chief of the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Medicine

Susan E. Quaggin, MD, is the Charles H. Mayo, MD, Professor of Medicine, director of the Feinberg Cardiovascular & Renal Research Institute and chief of Nephrology & Hypertension in the Department of Medicine. She came to Feinberg in 2013, following a long tenure as a scholar and professor of medicine at University of Toronto, where she was the Gabor-Zellerman Chair in Medicine. Quaggin has worked to develop numerous genetic mouse models that allow cell and time-specific manipulation of functional genes. Translation of her group's findings regarding the vasculature reveals pathogenic mechanisms and new therapeutic targets for a number of diseases, including diabetic nephropathy and retinopathy, nephrotic syndrome and glaucoma. Her recent work has identified a new therapeutic target that may help protect kidney function in patients with diabetic kidney disease in addition to other diseases where the kidneys are targeted. Quaggin was recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Daniela B. Rakocevic, MD, MSc

Daniela B. Rakocevic, MD, MSc

Chief of Addiction Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Daniela B. Rakocevic, MD, MSc, is chief and an assistant professor of Addiction Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Her clinical practice focuses on anxiety disorders, mood disorders and chemical dependence. Rakocevic studied at University of Belgrade, earning her Doctor of Medicine there in 2000 and her Master of Science degree in 2010. While there, she also completed an adult psychiatry residency in 2006. She completed her training at Mayo Clinic-Rochester with a residency in 2018 and addiction psychiatry fellowship in 2019.
Laura J. Rasmussen-Torvik, PhD

Laura J. Rasmussen-Torvik, PhD

Chief of Epidemiology, Department of Preventive Medicine

Laura J. Rasmussen-Torvik, PhD, associate professor and chief of Epidemiology in the Department of Preventive Medicine, is a genetic epidemiologist interested in the identification of genetic risk factors for chronic diseases and the implementation of genomics into clinical care. She is also interested in the use of electronic health records in clinical and epidemiological research.
Melinda R. Ring, MD, FACP, ABOIM

Melinda R. Ring, MD, FACP, ABOIM

Director, Osher Center for Integrative Health

Melinda R. Ring, MD, is the executive director of the Northwestern Medicine Osher Center for Integrative Health, where she oversees the clinical outpatient and inpatient programs, directs medical education in integrative medicine and conducts research focused on the impact of integrative medicine on health outcomes. She is also a clinical associate professor of Medical Social Sciences and of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics. She earned her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of Chicago in 1994 and 1997, then completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona. Ring has authored or co-authored numerous publications and has contributed to books, textbooks, lectures and articles in women's health and integrative medicine. She is board-certified in internal medicine and integrative medicine and, through Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, cares for patients with a wide variety of conditions and preventive health needs, with a special interest in women's health, dietary supplements, food as medicine, and bioidentical hormones.
Christine M. Rini, PhD

Christine M. Rini, PhD

Director, Cancer Survivorship Institute

Christine M. Rini, PhD, a social/health psychologist and respected expert in cancer survivorship, is director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's Cancer Survivorship Institute and a professor of Medical Social Sciences. Rini received her doctorate in social psychology from the University of California-Los Angeles in 2001 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in cancer prevention and control in 2004. Prior to joining Northwestern, she was director of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the John Theurer Cancer Center and a professor of oncology at Georgetown University/Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her NIH-funded research focuses on psychosocial factors that facilitate or hinder adjustment to health-related challenges, including making decisions about managing high risk for cancer, reducing physical symptoms such as pain, and recovering physical and emotional health after cancer treatment. Rini is a fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. She is a member of the editorial board for the Annals of Behavioral Medicine and an associate editor for the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
Lisa J. Rosenthal, MD

Lisa J. Rosenthal, MD

Chief of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Lisa J. Rosenthal, MD, is chief of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, associate vice chair for clinical affairs and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Rosenthal is also an associate professor of Medical Education. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Rush Medical College in 2003 before completing an internship and residency in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Hospitals. Rosenthal serves as the director of the Northwestern University fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Her research focuses on the medical care of patients with severe mental illness, as well as delirium, hospital violence, healthcare worker wellness and collaborative care. She is board-certified in psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine.
Sandra Sanguino, MD, MPH

Sandra Sanguino, MD, MPH

Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education

Sandra Sanguino, '93 MD, '96 '99 GME, MPH, is senior associate dean for Medical Education and associate professor of Medical Education and Pediatrics in the Division of Academic General Pediatrics & Primary Care. She earned her medical degree at Feinberg School of Medicine and completed her postgraduate training in Pediatrics at Northwestern. Sanguino serves as a mentor and career adviser to Feinberg's medical students. In 2017, she received the Exceptional Mentor Award from the American Medical Women's Association to honor her work. She previously served as associate dean for student affairs.
Denise M. Scholtens, PhD

Denise M. Scholtens, PhD

Director of the Northwestern University Data Analysis & Coordinating Center; Chief of Biostatistics, Department of Preventive Medicine

Denise M. Scholtens, PhD, is director of the Northwestern University Data Analysis & Coordinating Center, chief of Biostatistics in the Department of Preventive Medicine and a professor of Neurological Surgery. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in biostatistics from Harvard University in 2004. Scholtens' numerous leadership responsibilities include serving as associate director for biostatistics in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's Quantitative Data Sciences Core; director of the Data Coordinating Center for the international, observational Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Follow-Up Study; and primary statistician for the HAPO Metabolomics and Integrated Omics Studies. Scholtens' work focuses on statistical problems arising from high-throughput omics data.
Elisheva D. Shanes, MD

Elisheva D. Shanes, MD

Director of Autopsy, Department of Pathology

Elisheva D. Shanes, MD, is the director of Autopsy in the Department of Pathology as well as an assistant professor of Perinatal Pathology and Gynecologic Pathology. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed training in anatomic and clinical pathology at University of Chicago (NorthShore). She also completed one year of subspecialty fellowship training in gynecologic pathology at the University of Virginia.
Karen M. Sheehan, MD, MPH

Karen M. Sheehan, MD, MPH

Associate Chair for Advocacy, Department of Pediatrics

Karen M. Sheehan, '89 MD, '92 GME, MPH, is professor of Preventive Medicine, Medical Education and Pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine. She is a founding volunteer of the Chicago Youth Programs, a community-based organization that works to improve the health and life opportunities of at-risk youth. She is also associate chair of advocacy for the Department of Pediatrics and medical director of Lurie Children’s Injury Prevention & Research Center and Lurie Children's Healthy Communities. Sheehan earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern in 1989 and completed her pediatrics residency here in 1992. She earned a Master of Public Health from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996.
Saadia S. Sherwani, MD, MS

Saadia S. Sherwani, MD, MS

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Saadia S. Sherwani, MD, MS, '00 GME, is the senior vice president and chief medical officer of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is also executive vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology. Sherwani is associate professor of Anesthesiology and of Surgery in the Division of Organ Transplantation. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University in 1996, interned at at Saint Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis in 1997, and then completed her residency in anesthesiology at Northwestern in 2000. She went on to earn a Master of Science from Harvard University in 2011. She is board-certified in adult echocardiography and perioperative echocardiography and in anesthesiology. Sherwani's academic focus is operating room management and surgical services administration. Her clinical focus is cardiothoracic anesthesiology, TEE and transplant anesthesiology.
Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH

Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH

Director, Center for Health Equity Transformation; Vice Chair for Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH, '06 GME, the George H. Gardner, MD, Professor of Clinical Gynecology, is director of the Center for Health Equity Transformation at the Institute for Public Health & Medicine and vice chair for research in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. After earning her medical degree from Rush Medical College in 2000, Simon completed residency at Yale University, followed by a fellowship in family planning at Northwestern. She holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. At Northwestern, Simon is also a professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and of Medical Social Sciences and is co-leader of the Cancer Control & Survivorship Research Program at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Simon was appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force panel in 2017 and has served on many other national panels and committees. She has made significant contributions in the fields of women's health and health equity and has been recognized with numerous honors and awards, including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Mentor of the Year Award and the National Science Foundation's Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.
Shira S. Simon, MD, MBA

Shira S. Simon, MD, MBA

Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology

Shira S. Simon, MD, MBA, director of Neuro-Ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology and an assistant professor of Ophthalmology and of the Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology. She earned her joint MD/MBA degrees at Harvard University and completed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a fellowship at University of Iowa Hospitals.
Dinee C. Simpson, MD

Dinee C. Simpson, MD

Vice Chair for Faculty Development & Diversity, Department of Surgery

Dinee C. Simpson, MD, is vice chair for faculty development and diversity in the Department of Surgery. She is also an assistant professor of Surgery in the Division of Organ Transplantation and serves as director of Northwestern Medicine’s African American Transplant Access Program. Simpson earned her Doctor of Medicine from New York University in 2006. At Brigham & Women's Hospital, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in 2011 and a general surgery residency in 2014. She finished her training with a transplant surgery fellowship at University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Simpson is the first Black female transplant surgeon in Illinois.
Tanya Simuni, MD

Tanya Simuni, MD

Director, Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders Center; Chief of Movement Disorders, Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology

Tanya Simuni, MD, is chief of Movement Disorders in the Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology, director of the Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders Center and the Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr., Research Professor of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders. Simuni joined the faculty at Feinberg in 2000 to build and lead a multidisciplinary movement disorders center, which is now recognized by the National Parkinson's Foundation and Wilson's Foundation as a Center of Excellence and serves as a training model in the region. Her research focuses on the development of disease-modifying interventions in Parkinson's disease. Her recent work has shown that people who carry genetic mutations associated with an increased risk for Parkinson’s disease may exhibit minor symptoms long before the disease progresses to affect daily life. These subtle motor impairments could inform a diagnostic tool in the future.
Kalliopi P. Siziopikou, MD, PhD

Kalliopi P. Siziopikou, MD, PhD

Director of Breast Pathology, Department of Pathology

Kalliopi P. Siziopikou, MD, PhD, serves as director of Breast Pathology and of the Breast Pathology Fellowship Program at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center in addition to her role as a professor of Pathology and of Medicine in the Division of Hematology & Oncology. Siziopikou earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Aristotle University School of Medicine in Greece and her PhD in immunology from Rush University. She subsequently completed her residency in anatomic pathology at Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School and her fellowship in breast pathology at the Beth Israel Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute. At Northwestern, Siziopikou established the first subspecialty Breast Pathology Section in order to support the multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Program, an area of excellence in our institution. In addition, in 2010, she established a highly competitive and very successful Breast Pathology Fellowship Program, one of only 15 such programs in the nation. Siziopikou's subspecialty focus is on breast pathology, breast tumor markers and molecular diagnostics in breast cancer. Additionally, Siziopikou is very active in the national academic breast cancer scene. She is a member of the NRG (NSABP) Breast Committee and Working Group and the pathologist co-investigator on the NSABP B43 study. She is also a member of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) Program Planning Committee and Chairs Panel, a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Abstract Review Board, a member of the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium Scientific Planning Committee, and a Section Editor for Breast Pathology at the Editorial Board of the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Farzaneh A. Sorond, MD, PhD

Farzaneh A. Sorond, MD, PhD

Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs; Chief of Stroke & Vascular Neurology, Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology

Farzaneh A. Sorond, MD, PhD, is the vice dean of Faculty Affairs and chief of Stroke & Vascular Neurology in the Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology. She is also the Dean Richard H. Young and Ellen Stearns Young Professor and professor of Neurocritical Care. Sorond earned her MD and PhD from the Baylor College of Medicine in 1995, followed by a residency at Harvard-Longwood and a fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Starting as an instructor, she climbed the ranks at Harvard Medical School, eventually serving as an associate professor while directing the Cerebrovascular Laboratory and participating in several research grants. In 2015, Sorond joined the faculty at Feinberg, where she has played an important role in developing clinical programs in the Department of Neurology. She has supported the career development of faculty members in the department while also carrying out a research program focused on the association between cerebral blood flow regulation, structural changes in the brain and clinical outcomes of cerebrovascular injury.
Bonnie J. Spring, PhD

Bonnie J. Spring, PhD

Director, Center for Behavior & Health; Chief of Behavioral Medicine

Bonnie J. Spring, PhD, is a professor of Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences. She serves as director of the Institute for Public Health & Medicine's Center for Behavior & Health and is chief of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine. Spring earned her PhD in psychology from Harvard University in 1977. She has authored hundreds of peer-reviewed publications, primarily testing approaches to weight loss, smoking cessation, multiple behavior change and treatment adherence using wearable devices and apps. Through her work, she hopes to foster healthy lifestyles and optimize interventions to reduce risk factors for disease.
Linda I. Suleiman, MD

Linda I. Suleiman, MD

Assistant Dean of Medical Education; Director of Diversity & Inclusion, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

Linda Suleiman, MD, '17 GME, was named assistant dean of Medical Education in 2020 in recognition of her track record of distinction and accomplishment. Suleiman is also an assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and director of diversity and inclusion at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at Howard University in 2012, then completed her residency here at Northwestern in 2017 and fellowship in adult hip and knee reconstruction and replacement at Rush University Medical Center in 2018. Suleiman and her former fellow residents have since studied the current representation of women in orthopaedic surgery residencies, academic positions and specialty societies.
Linda A. Teplin, PhD

Linda A. Teplin, PhD

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Linda A. Teplin, '75 PhD, is the Owen L. Coon Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, the department's vice chair for research, and professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and at Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Teplin received her PhD from Northwestern in 1975 and joined the faculty at Feinberg in 1976. In 1998, she became the primary investigator of the Northwestern Juvenile Project, which has received nearly $46 million in funding since its inception and is now the first intergenerational study of a correctional population. Its findings were a wake-up call for mental health systems nationwide to partner with detention centers to improve services for high-risk children. Her publications have been cited in amicus briefs to the Supreme Court and in Surgeon General briefings. She has been honored with the Bernard P. Harrison Award of Merit from National Commission on Correctional Health Care and the Distinguished Contribution to Research in Public Policy award from the American Psychological Association.
Dana M. Thompson, MD, MS, MBA

Dana M. Thompson, MD, MS, MBA

Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology

Dana M. Thompson, MD, MS, MBA, is chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology, a professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and division head of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 1991, completed an internship and residency at Mayo Clinic and Hospitals in 1992 and 1996 and completed fellowships at the National Institutes of Health (1991), Mayo Medical School (1997) and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (1999). She has a unique hybrid of expertise in the surgical treatment and management of airway, voice and swallowing disorders for infants, children and adults and is director of the Multidisciplinary Aerodigestive Program at Lurie Children’s.
Jennifer L. Trainor, MD

Jennifer L. Trainor, MD

Associate Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics

Jennifer L. Trainor, MD, '95 '98 GME, is a professor of Medical Education and Pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine. She completed her Doctor of Medicine degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1992, followed by a residency and fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Northwestern. Trainor now serves as associate chair for education in the Department of Pediatrics and directs the fourth-year electives and career advising in pediatric medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
Priya S. Verghese, MBBS, MPH

Priya S. Verghese, MBBS, MPH

Chief of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics

Priya S. Verghese, MBBS, MPH, is the Isaac A. Abt, MD, Professor of Kidney Diseases and chief of Nephrology in the Department of Pediatrics, as well as a pediatric nephrologist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She is an acclaimed transplant nephrologist who has been invited to speak across the world on her transplant expertise and research. Verghese holds positions in several national and international transplant organizations, including the American Society of Transplantation, the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology and United Network of Organ Sharing.
Lauren S. Wakschlag, PhD

Lauren S. Wakschlag, PhD

Director of the Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences; Vice Chair for Scientific & Faculty Development, Department of Medical Social Sciences

Lauren S. Wakschlag, PhD, is a developmental and clinical psychologist who serves as the director of the Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences and vice chair for scientific and faculty development in the Department of Medical Social Sciences. She is a professor of Medical Social Sciences (where she co-directs the Mechanisms of Health & Disease research hub), Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Studies and Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences. Wakschlag has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Barnard College and a Master of Arts in clinical social work from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She earned her PhD from the University of Chicago in 1992 and has published a great number of peer-reviewed publications, focusing on how early development shapes mental health pathways.
Leah J. Welty, PhD

Leah J. Welty, PhD

Director, Biostatistics Collaboration Center

Leah J. Welty, PhD, is director of the Biostatistics Collaboration Center and professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Biostatistics. Welty received her doctoral degree from the University of Chicago in 2003. She leads the development team for StatTag, free, open-source software connecting Microsoft Word to R, SAS and Stata. She is also the lead biostatistician for the Northwestern Juvenile Project, a large-scale longitudinal study of psychiatric disorders and risky behaviors in delinquent youth, as well as NJP: NextGen, a study of the children of the original Northwestern Juvenile Project participants.
Santina J. G. Wheat, MD, MPH

Santina J. G. Wheat, MD, MPH

Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Department of Family & Community Medicine

Santina J. G. Wheat, MD, MPH, is the vice chair of diversity, equity and inclusion and an associate professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine and her Master of Public Health at University of Illinois School of Public Health. She completed a family medicine residency at McGaw Northwestern Family Medicine Residency in Humboldt Park.
Carolyn S. Wiggins, MD

Carolyn S. Wiggins, MD

Chief of General Imaging, Department of Radiology

Carolyn S. Wiggins, MD, ’72 GME, is the chief of General Imaging in the Department of Radiology. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1968 and completed an internship at Mercy Hospital in 1969 and a residency at Northwestern in 1972. She practices general diagnostic radiology.
Katherine L. Wisner, MD, MS

Katherine L. Wisner, MD, MS

Director of the Asher Center for the Study & Treatment of Depressive Disorders

Katherine L. Wisner, MD, MS, is director of the Asher Center for the Study & Treatment of Depressive Disorders and the Norman and Helen Asher Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. She is also a professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree and a master's degree in nutrition from Case Western Reserve University and completed her internship in pediatrics, residency in child psychiatry and postdoctoral fellowship in epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Before coming to Northwestern, Wisner was the director of Women's Behavioral HealthCARE and a professor of psychiatry, obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She has served as president of the Marce Society and is a member of the American Medical Association, Society for Women's Health Research, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, the Teratology Society and the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology, among other honorary societies. She is an expert in the identification, characterization and treatment of mood disorders in women as well as a pioneer in psychiatric disorders associated with childbirth. She is board-certified in general and child and adolescent psychiatry.
Katherine Wright, PhD, MPH

Katherine Wright, PhD, MPH

Director of Research, Department of Family & Community Medicine

Katherine Wright, PhD, is director of research in the Department of Family & Community Medicine. She earned her PhD from Loyola University. Her research examines the effectiveness of health and education policy measures while considering the mediating and moderating factors that influence population metrics.
Tobey DeMott Yeates, DPT

Tobey DeMott Yeates, DPT

Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences

Tobey DeMott Yeates, DPT, is the associate chair for diversity, equity and Inclusion in the Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences. She earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Arcadia University and is the recipient of the 2021 Daniel I. Linzer Award for Faculty Excellence in Diversity and Equity from Northwestern University.
Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD

Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD

Chief of Sleep Medicine, Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology; Director, Center for Circadian & Sleep Medicine

Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD, '87 '89 GME, is the Benjamin and Virginia T. Boshes Professor of Neurology, chief of Sleep Medicine in the Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology and director of the Center for Circadian & Sleep Medicine. Zee earned her medical degree and doctoral degree in physiology from Chicago Medical School, followed by a residency and fellowship at Northwestern. She is a leader in the field of sleep and circadian disorders, with hundreds of publications spanning basic science investigation into circadian rhythms to clinical research examining the relationship between sleep and cardiovascular outcomes. Zee has served as president of the Sleep Research Society and chair of the NIH Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board and has received many honors for her research and clinical work.