Chairman's Office Announcement

Friday, November 4, 2016


The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Linder, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School has accepted the role of Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Linder will join the Northwestern community as Professor of Medicine on March 1, 2017.

Dr. Linder completed medical school at Northwestern, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, before going on to the University of California, San Francisco, to complete his residency.  He then went on to Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School to complete a research and clinical fellowship, and earn an MPH in clinical effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health.  Dr. Linder has held an academic appointment with Harvard since the completion of his clinical fellowship.  While a member of the Harvard faculty, Dr. Linder held a number of leadership posts, including serving as the Director for the Brigham and Women’s Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network and Fellowship Site Director for the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care.  Dr. Linder’s research interests are focused on healthcare quality.  He is currently the PI on an R01 entitled
Examining Non-Visit-Based Antibiotic Use to Improve Safety and Limit Resistance.  He has co-authored 86 peer-reviewed papers, with 15 being published in the last year. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Linder back to Northwestern.

As we move forward with this transition, the Department wishes to thank
Gary J. Martin, MD, Raymond J. Langenbach, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, for his service as interim chief of the division. His leadership of the division during this time has been instrumental in securing additional support for our clinical practices, facilitating recruitment of several new faculty members, and continued support for growing our distinctive research programs.