Hospital Medicine is a fast-growing medical specialty, comprised of physicians whose primary role is to provide comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients.
These doctors, also called hospitalists, help patients through the continuum of hospital care, often seeing patients in the Emergency Department—and, if admitted, following them into the acute care or critical care unit and organizing post-hospital care.
Northwestern Medicine is proud to welcome new hospitalists, who are available onsite to hospitalized patients and their families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
By coordinating patients’ care with their primary care physician, subspecialists, nurses and other staff within the hospital, our hospitalists create a safer and more effective healing environment for our patients.
Our hospitalists provide additional support to our patients and their families, including:
Our hospitalists are dedicated to inpatient physicians and do not have regular office hours or an office location for patient appointments.
For more information, please contact us:
Hospital Medicine: 312-926-5924
Academic Office: 312-503-2810
Hospital Medicine: 847-234-5600
Meet Our Team
Message from the Chief of Hospital Medicine
This is an exciting time to be involved in Hospital Medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.
Hospital medicine is the fastest growing medical specialty in the history of American medicine, and our Division is well-equipped to lead its development both in Chicago and nationally.
As experts in hospital-based patient care, hospitalists provide general medical care to inpatients and coordinate the management of their complex medical issues. Our Division of Hospital Medicine, with more than 60 hospitalists, represents one of the largest academic hospitalist programs in the nation.
Our diverse, energetic faculty includes nationally recognized leaders in medical education, quality improvement, and clinical care research. Together, we seek to promote multidisciplinary collaboration and effective communication to improve the quality of patient care.
This teamwork-based, patient-centered approach permeates the three pillars (clinical care, education, and research) of our Division.
As physicians whose “office” is the hospital, our hospitalists actively engage in all aspects of care delivery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s state of the art facilities. While providing timely hospital coverage, we closely collaborate with primary care physicians to ensure optimal coordination and quality of patient care.
Our Division continues to evolve through involvement and leadership in quality improvement, evidence-based medicine, systems management, medical informatics, and patient safety initiatives.
My hospitalist colleagues and I look forward to partnering with nurses, pharmacists, primary care providers and other specialists to develop and optimize patient-centered models of care.
Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP
Chief of Hospital Medicine,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine