Faculty Profile

Adam Cifu
Section of General Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Associate Dean for Medical School Academics, Pritzker School of Medicine

Academic Interests

Dr. Cifu is a general internist who divides his time between clinical practice, medical student education and scholarly work related to evidence-based medicine. Dr. Cifu sees patients as part of the Primary Care Group and inpatient general medical service. He also directs a course for fourth year medical students (Critical Appraisal of the Landmark Medical Literature) as well as a course for first year students (Medical Evidence). He is the co-author of a textbook on clinical reasoning for medical students, "Symptom to Diagnosis," and a book about medical decision for the lay audience called "Ending Medical Reversal." His honors include the Department of Medicine Clinical Teaching Award, the Department of Medicine Preclinical Teaching Award and the Biological Sciences Division Distinguished Educator/Mentor Award in 2016. He is a senior faculty scholar at the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence and a master to the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators at the University of Chicago. Dr. Cifu has been selected as a favorite faculty member by the graduating class of the Pritzker School of Medicine 17 times.

Clinical Interests

Management of chronic diseases in adults such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


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  • BA, 1989, Haverford College, Chemistry
  • MD, 1993, Cornell University
  • Residency, 1996, Beth Israel Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Residency, 1997, Beth Israel Hospital, Chief Resident