Adam Cifu, MD

Internal Medicine, Primary Care | More

Professor of Medicine Associate Dean for Medical School Academics

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


Adam Cifu, MD, 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.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Cornell University Medical College


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Physicians
  • Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1993

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English