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OUR MISSION is to pursue excellence, innovation, and distinction in the Department's clinical teaching and research programs. To foster an organizational culture of interdisciplinary collaboration with our faculty, colleagues, and academic community. To align departmental initiatives and programs with the institutional goals, vision, and values of the University and its Health System.

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Dr. Finn

I am thrilled and honored to welcome you to the Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

My goal is to maintain an outstanding Department of Medicine that synergizes innovative, investigative and education missions... READ MORE



Dr. Olamide Jarrett on the Front Lines of Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone

Olamide Jarrett, assistant professor of medicine, traveled to Sierra Leone Nov. 15 to assist health care workers treating Ebola patients. She is volunteering in the Ebola Isolation Unit in a hospital in Sierra Leone, where many of her family live.



Dr. Shahrara Featured in Medical News Today

Shiva Shahrara, associate professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, was featured in an article in Medical News Today. The article covered Dr. Shahrara’s study that concluded that the binding of a single receptor found on cells that accumulate in joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis induces a vicious cycle of inflammation and bone degradation.



EBOLA: What you need to know

Windy City LIVE invited Dr. Fred Zar, an infectious disease specialist with the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine, to answer our questions about ebola and separate fact from fiction.



DOM Associate Vice Chairs Announced

We welcome the new Department of Medicine Associate Vice Chairs to the department leadership team. The Associate Vice Chairs will assist the Vice Chairs in their assigned missions and tasks.


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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
909 S. Wolcott St., COMRB 1020

DOM Grand Rounds: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Using a Chemotherapy - Free Regimen for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease
Santosh L. Saraf, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology
University of Illinois at Chicago



8:15 am – 9:00 am
840 S. Wood St., CSB Room 1018

Making Dollars and Sense Out of Endoscopic Quality
Rajesh Kwswani, MD,
Associate Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University of Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


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