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Professor of Medicine

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Adam Cifu, MD
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. He sees patient in the Primary Care Group and on the inpatient general medical service. He co-directs the Third Year Medicine Clerkship and directs a course for fourth year medical students (Critical Appraisal of the Landmark Medical Literature) and a course for first year students (Introduction to 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 Award for Clinical Teaching in 2006, 2011, and 2016 and the Distinguished Educator/Mentor Award for the Biological Sciences Division of The University of Chicago in 2016. He is a Senior Faculty Scholar in the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence and a master in 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 14 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 Director in Internal Medicine
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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At a Glance

Practicing Since1993

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English