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Adam Cifu, MD

Professor of Medicine

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 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.

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 was selected as a Favorite Faculty Member by the graduating class of the Pritzker School of Medicine 13 of the last 14 years and is a Master in the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators at The University of Chicago.

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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Clinical Interests

  • General internal medicine
  • Chronic disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension

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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.