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Adam Cifu, MD

Professor of Medicine

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 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, 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.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Internal Medicine

Medical School

Cornell University Medical College

Internship and Residency

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


American College of Physicians
Clerkship Director in Internal Medicine
Society of General Internal Medicine

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6840

Office Fax

(773) 834-7492

Office Postal Address

Adam Cifu, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3051
Chicago, IL 60637

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Cifu's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.