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Welcome from the Chair

Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics  

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 with a vigorous commitment to deliver exceptional healthcare to populations vulnerable to marginality in health care delivery.Dr. Finn

We emphasize the culture of medicine at its most laudable core: commitment to the best possible care of patients and scientific creativity with a focus on the next generation of physician scientists. Investigative possibilities are compelling and hopeful, as these extraordinary times present unique opportunities to mesh the science and art of medicine. Multidisciplinary approaches incorporating innovative technology offer new directions. The intangibles that we stress include pride in service, whether in the local community or in global health. We promote service to our institution and community as essential to the mission of the Department of Medicine.


Patricia W. Finn, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine



Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism     
Gastroenterology and Hepatology     
Infectious Diseases     
Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy     


Blood and Marrow Transplant              
Breathe Chicago Center              
Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition Research Training Program               
Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)               
Institute For Minority Health Research              
International Projects              
MicroBiome Health                
Project Wish 
Sickle Cell Program
Urban Global Health               
                         Best Doctors                                                                        Castle-Connolly                                                                           Chicago Magazine Top Doctrs

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Best Doctors

Best Doctors 2015

Nineteen of our physicians were named "Best Doctors 2015" by Best Doctors, Inc. This distinction is awarded by a committee of their peers and shows our providers' commitment to giving patients the best care. These Doctors will be awarded a "Best Doctors" Logo on the Find-A-Doc page.

We would like to take a moment to congratulate the following physicians on this achievement:
     ▪ Dr. Ray Curry
     ▪ Dr. Steven M. Dudek
     ▪ Dr. William L. Galanter
     ▪ Dr. Ananya G. Gangopadhyaya
     ▪ Dr. Allan G. Halline
     ▪ Dr. Asra R. Khan
     ▪ Dr. Kevin Kovitz
     ▪ Dr. Mark S. Kushner
     ▪ Dr. Roberto F. Machado
     ▪ Dr. Dan Mihailescu
     ▪ Dr. Richard M. Novak
     ▪ Dr. David J. Peace
     ▪ Dr. Jonathan Radosta
     ▪ Dr. Robert T. Rosman
     ▪ Dr. Arthur B. Schneider
     ▪ Dr. Dean E. Schraufnagel
     ▪ Dr. William Swedler
     ▪ Dr. John Tulley
     ▪ Dr. Vijay Yeldandi 

Sickle Cell Video   

UI Health Presents: Changing The Lives Of Sickle Cell Patients

UI Health is home to the only Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center in the Midwest, and we are proud to have successfully cured 12 patients of sickle cell disease without chemotherapy since 2011. Hear more about UI Health's physicians, research, and outstanding patient care from their patients.

Dr. Robert Winn   

Faculty in the News

Dr. Robert Winn, associate vice president for community based practice, UI Health and director, University of Illinois Cancer Center, was featured in a Fox 32 segment on the establishment of the Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative.  Winn, along with researchers from Northwestern University and Northeastern Illinois University, who together make up the collaborative dedicated to cancer health equity in Chicago, appeared at a press conference to launch the initiative, which funded by 1 $17 million grant from the National Cancer Institute last Friday.  

The segment can be viewed at


Bridging The Gap

The Departments of Surgery and Medicine hosted Bridging the Gap on Monday, September 21st. The daylong event guest speakers were John M. Carethers, professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, Juan C. Celedon, professor of pediatrics, medicine, epidemiology and human genetics at the University of Pittsburgh, and Chris Gardner, entrepreneur and philanthropist, author of “Pursuit of Happyness.”
Seven mentoring sessions were held on topics ranging from "Work Life Balance" to "How to Interview Well". Students were offered the opportunity to learn about health programs during a lunch mentoring session staffed by residency, fellowship and other health professional programs available at the University of Illinois at Chicago.