Adam Cifu, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Adam Cifu, MD

Professor of Medicine

Adam Cifu, MD, is a general internist who divides his time between clinical practice, medical education and scholarly work related to evidence-based medicine. Dr. Cifu sees patients in the Uchicago Medicine’s Primary Care Group and attends on the inpatient general medical service. 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’s Distinguished Educator/Mentor Award. 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.

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Physicians
  • Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine
  • Society of General Internal Medicine

Practicing Since

  • 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Cornell University Medical College


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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