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197 Ratings

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36 Reviews

November 02, 2019

We were so impressed with Dr. Guitart. we were so relieved and gratified to have received treatment options that matched what research was saying!


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October 26, 2019

enjoyable experience


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October 26, 2019

Dr Guitart is the best doctor!


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October 11, 2019

*Dr. Guitart is the BEST! His staff are also very good.


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October 06, 2019

Dr. Guitart, the residents and nurses are great! I’ve seen Dr. Guitart since my Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma diagnosis in 2007 and I wouldn’t go anywhere else for treatment or advice.


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September 09, 2019

Dr. is awesome. I love my doctor with the love of God.


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May 24, 2019

Dr Guitart is a wonderful doctor, the best in his field


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May 20, 2019

Good


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April 26, 2019

Great experience, Dr Guitart and staff are #RockStars


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March 15, 2019

Dr. Guitart is very good at what he does. Very helpful and down to earth. keeps things on track with my health situation!


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March 15, 2019

just when I thought I had met the best Doctor at NW I met one more


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March 10, 2019

Dr Guitart and his team showed great concern for my condition. They explained to me the test results and discussed treatment options with me. I have great confidence in this provider.


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January 19, 2019

I felt very comfortable with Dr. Guitart and I trust he will take good care of me.


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December 21, 2018

If I could find another provider in this specialty/field,

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Division of Hematology and Oncology: Department of Medicine: Feinberg School of Medicine: Northwestern University

The Division of Hematology and Oncology is focused on improving patients’ therapeutic options and quality of life while working to better prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and hematologic disorders.

“Our division houses laboratory-based investigators focused on a broad array of topics, including chemoprevention, cell signal pathways, epigenetics, immune-modulation, and nanotechnology theranostics.”

– William J. Gradishar, MD

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What We Do

Faculty: Meet the Team

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Ami N Shah

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

I am dedicated to providing the high-quality and compassionate care for patients with breast cancer. I am interested in clinical research with a focus on developing clinical trials of novel agents for the treatment of all stages of breast cancer and investigating biomarkers to guide therapy decisions.

Bin Zhang

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Microbiology-Immunology

Cancer immunology and immunotherapy. The Zhang laboratory functions as an integrated translational research program with the goal of designing and developing new immunotherapies and immunologic strategies for cancer treatment. The ongoing projects are focused on dissecting the molecular mechanisms used for tumor immune evasion based on the cutting-edge technical platforms.

Huiping Liu

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

The Liu lab studies the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer stem cells (CSCs) and metastasis through four ongoing interactive basic and translational research projects: (1) to understand CSCs in metastasis using cutting-edge single cell sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technologies; (2) to image CSC behavior and interactions with immune cells during metastasis using bioluminescence imaging and intravital imaging systems; (3) to target CSCs with novel therapeutics delivered by exosomes and nanoparticles; (4) to develop circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and circulating exosome-based bioma…

Jindan Yu

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

The primary research focus of the lab is to understand aberrant transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of prostate cancer. We utilize high-throughput genomic techniques in combination with bioinformatics/statistical analysis to generate hypothetical concepts. We then test these hypotheses using traditional molecular or cellular biological approaches and examine the functional relevance of innovative mechanisms using in vitro cell line and in vivo mouse models. Transcription factors of particular interest to us include androgen receptor (AR), FoxA1, Polycomb group protein (EZH2), and the Ets…

Peng Gao

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

PhD – Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC); Post-doctoral scholar – Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry Center at MUSC; Staff Scientist – Proteomics Center of Excellence at Northwestern University; Operation Director – Metabolomics Core Facility of RHLCCC at Northwestern University

Leonidas C Platanias

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

chronic leukemias, multiple myeloma, non-hodgkin’s lymphoma

Anaadriana Zakarija

Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

The diagnosis and treatment of bleeding disorders and their complications. Evaluation of causes of thrombosis and education regarding treatment and prevention of thrombosis.

Meejeon Roh

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Understanding prostate cancer using molecular biology approaches in combination with transgenic mouse model has

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Home: Department of Family & Community Medicine: Feinberg School of Medicine: Northwestern University

Why Choose Family Medicine?

Family medicine physicians provide comprehensive, continuous healthcare to all members of the family throughout the course of their lives. By building relationships based on communication and respect, these physicians gain a deeper understanding of the whole person, including the range of physical, emotional and socioeconomic factors that influence a person’s health status.

The Department of Family & Community Medicine integrates biological, clinical and behavioral sciences to train our physicians to provide outstanding levels of patient-centered and culturally appropriate care.

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Michael K Rakotz

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Rakotz oversees efforts to prevent cardiovascular disease for the American Medical Association. A practicing family physician for more than 20 years, Dr. Rakotz recently served as the Director of Population Health and Virtual Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group. In 2014, his office was one of 30 sites in the U.S.to earn the designation as a Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champion. In addition to his position in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, he is a Fellow for the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT).

Gail Lynn Patrick

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Patrick works with Asian Human Services Family Health Center, a federally-qualified health center, in West Ridge.

Anuj Kumar Shah

Clinical Instructor of Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Shah is an Associate Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency at Erie Family Health Center-Humboldt Park. He practices full spectrum family medicine at Erie, a federally qualified health center on the west side of Chicago. Dr. Shah has completed fellowships in both Faculty Development and Integrative Medicine, and a Masters in Public Health with a focus on Community Medicine. His interests include providing high-quality, compassionate primary care in underserved populations with a focus on affordable, holistic approaches to care for the body, mind, spirit, and community.

Dorothy A Dschida

Lecturer of Family and Community Medicine

I am currently an assistant program director with the NW Family Medicine residency program. In this position I supervise our residents on the inpatient adult and newborn services. My clinical areas of interest include women’s health, obstetrics, and urban underserved medicine.

Adam W Bennett

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

I practice primary care sports medicine, a newer field geared towards the non-surgical management of muskuloskeletal complaints. Currently a team physician for the Chicago Bears (NFL) and US Soccer Men’s National Team.

Jeffrey M Panzer

Clinical Instructor of Family and Community Medicine

Family physician at Erie Family Health Center.

Michael E McGarry

Clinical Instructor of Family and Community Medicine

I currently serve as the Clinical Head of Sports Medicine for the United States Navy Recruit Training Command/CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. I am Board Certified in Family Medicine and Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine.

Santina J G Wheat

Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

I am currently a core faculty member of the Northwestern Family Medicine residency program. In this position I supervise our residents on OB service, in outpatient clinic, and during their HIV training.

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Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause

Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and menopause

The Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is a destination for women of all ages requiring highly specialized care. The Center is staffed by physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, and psychotherapists who work collaboratively with specialists from every branch of medicine. With numerous medical specialists our multidisciplinary team approach ensures more accurate diagnoses and delivers individualized care based on each woman’s unique needs.

​The Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause is comprised of the following programs:

Once we have received your request for an appointment a coordinator will contact you to schedule an appointment and send you a questionnaire. This questionnaire must be filled out and returned prior to your first visit so that it may be reviewed by our clinical staff. If you are arriving from out of town, our coordinator can also connect you to the hospital concierge for hotel accommodations. 

For more information, please call 312.694.9676

Meet the Clinicians

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Lauren Streicher, MD, is the medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause and oversees all center clinical, research and educational activities. She is Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc., The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and The Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer. She is also a Certified Menopause Practitioner of The North American Menopause Society.

​Dr. Streicher is the author of a comprehensive sexual and hormone health book: Sex Rx-Hormones, Health, and Your Best Sex Ever and The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy

In addition to her role as medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause, Dr. Streicher sees patients as part of her Extended Care Program.      


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Traci Kurtzer, MD, brings with her over 25 years of clinical experience in menopause, sexual medicine, and vulvo-vaginal conditions. She is a Certified Menopause Practitioner of the North American Menopause Society and also a member of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease, and the National Vulvodynia Association. Dr. Kurtzer is currently the Medical Director of Trauma Informed Care and Education for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and provides specialized gynecologic care to patients with a past history of sexual abuse, assault and medical trauma. She is a member of The Healthcare Committee of the Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force (CCHTTF) and the Cook County Trauma Informed Hospital Collaborative. She is a past president of The Chicago Gynecologic Society and trains medical professionals on intimate partner violence, human trafficking, the neurobiology of trauma and providing trauma informed medical care.

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Sarah Hwang, MD – As a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Hwang’s area of expertise is in complex pelvic pain, pelvic floor disorders and musculoskeletal pelvic pain. She is the Director of the
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