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Adam Cifu

Adam Cifu MD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Adam Cifu is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago where he joined the faculty in 1997. He earned his BA from Haverford College and his MD from Cornell University Medical College. He did his residency in internal medicine and a year as the primary care chief resident at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Cifu is a general internist who divides his time between clinical practice, medical student education, and scholarly work related to evidence-based medicine. 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: An Evidence Based Guide, and of Ending Reversal: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives that discusses medical reversal and evidence-based medicine. He is also a deputy editor of JAMA’s Clinical Guideline Synopsis series.

His honors include the 2002 Midwest Regional SGIM Clinician-Educator of the Year Award and the 2006 and 2011 Department of Medicine Award for Clinical Teaching of Medical Students. He has been selected as a Favorite Faculty Member by the graduating class of the Pritzker School of Medicine 14 of the last 15 years and is a Master in the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators at The University of Chicago.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Evaluating Patients With Asymptomatic Microhematuria