Section Chief's Welcome

Deborah Burnet, M.D.

The Section of General Internal Medicine (GIM) has become the largest section in The University of Chicago, Department of Medicine. Our faculty members have been recognized nationally for their distinguished leadership in medical education, medical ethics, health outcomes, and health care disparities research. As a former University of Chicago trainee in General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, I am delighted and honored to lead our Section, building upon our tradition of strength and growing in new and exciting directions.

Our General Internists are a multi-talented, collegial, and energetic group. Collaboration is the rule rather than the exception: the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, the Diabetes Collaborative and the Program on Medicine and Religion, to name a few, reach across the campus, community, Midwest and nation to form partnerships with social scientists and colleagues at other institutions. Many members of the General Internal Medicine faculty play key leadership roles in medical education at The University of Chicago serving as directors for the internal residency program, medical student courses and fellowship programs. We take pride in “teaching the teachers” through several faculty development programs, CME offerings and our fellowship programs.

We invite you to learn more about the teaching, research, and clinical activities of our dynamic Section through contact with individual faculty members and programs.