Principal Investigators (PI) are real heroes who quietly perform work that benefits our community, our society, our civilization.  

These medical scientists often perform their work in anonymity.  Their labor is characterized by painstaking determination and re-validation of findings, which grow into incremental accomplishments, which in turn, lead the investigator to a new, fundamental insight or discovery.

We applaud our heroes, our Principal Investigators.  Their qualities of professionalism, commitment and focus are an inspiration to all.

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  • Bruce E. Brockstein, MD

    Medical Director, Kellogg Cancer Center
    Division Head, Hematology/Oncology
    Department of Medicine

  • Douglas Burman, PhD

    Project Manager
    Department of Radiology

  • Michael S. Caplan, MD

    Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
    Chief Scientific Officer, Research Institute
    Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

  • Ivan S. Ciric, MD

    Senior Attending
    Department of Neurology
    Division of Neurosurgery

  • Matthew Derrick, MD

    Attending Physician

  • Mara Dinsmoor, MD, MPH

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
    Clinical Professor

  • Jubao Duan, PhD

    Director, Unit of Functional Genomics in Psychiatry
    Center for Psychiatric Genetics
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

  • Robert R. Edelman, MD

    William B. Graham Chairman, Diagnostic Radiology
    Senior Clinician Educator, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago
    Department of Radiology

  • John D. Finan, PhD

    Research Scientist
    Department of Neurosurgery

  • Pablo V. Gejman, MD

    Dr. Louis W. Sauer Chair of Research
    Vice President of Genomic Research
    Director, Genomic Health Initiative Program
    Director, Center for Psychiatric Genetics
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Professor of Psychiatry (part time)
    Department of Psychiatry
    The Pritzker School of Medicine and the Division of Biological Sciences
    The University of Chicago

  • Jay L. Goldstein, MD

    Roy F. Kehl Chair of Gastroenterology
    Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine
    Head, Division of Gastroenterology

  • James Stephen Grober, MD

    Senior Attending Physician
    Department of Medicine
    Division of Rheumatology

  • Kamalakar Gulukota, MBBS, PhD, MBA

    Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

  • Meredith Hammer, MMI

    Senior Project Manager
    Health Information Technology
    Medical Informatics

  • Larry Helseth, PhD

    Translational Bioinformatician
    Center for Molecular Medicine

  • Afif Hentati, MD

    Department of Neurology

  • Joshua B. Herz, MD

    Cornea & Refractive Surgery Specialist
    Department of Ophthalmology
    NorthShore Eye & Vision Center

  • Emmet Hirsch, MD

    Director, Division of Obstetrics
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Vice Chairman for Faculty and Practice Development

  • Peter J. Hulick, MD, MMSc

    Department of Medicine

  • Yuan Ji, PhD

    Director, Program for Computational Genomics and Medicine
    Research Institute


  • Nigel M. Parsad, MS

    Research Scientist I
    Center for Biomedical Research Informatics
    Research Institute

  • Lance R. Peterson, MD, FASCP

    Director, Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research Division
    Associate Epidemiologist
    Department of Pathology

  • Beth A. Plunkett

    Director of Research
    Clinical Associate Professor
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

  • Pottumarthi Vara Prasad, PhD

    Associate Director
    Department of Radiology
    Center for Advanced MR Research

  • Gustavo C. Rodriguez, MD

    Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Division of Gynecologic Oncology

  • Susan M. Rubin, MD

    Director, Women's Neurology Center at Glenbrook Hospital
    Department of Neurology

  • Timothy A. Sanborn, MD

    Head, Division of Cardiology
    Department of Medicine
    Division of Cardiology

  • Alan R. Sanders, MD

    Director, Behavior Genetics Unit
    Center for Psychiatric Genetics
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Prem Seth, PhD

    Director, Gene Therapy Program
    Department of Medicine

  • Madeleine Ullman Shalowitz, MD, MBA

    Attending Pediatrician
    Director, Health Services Research
    Director, Section for Child and Family Health Studies
    Director, Biomedical Research Informatics, Research Institute
    Department of Pediatrics

  • Mark S. Talamonti, MD

    Stanton and Margaret Rogers Palmer Chairman of Surgery
    Clinical Professor of Surgery and Vice Chairman of Surgery

  • Sidhartha Tan, MD

    Senior Attending
    Principal Investigator
    Department of Pediatrics

  • Larry G. Thaete, PhD

    Sr. Research Scientist
    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Research Associate Professor
    University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

  • Richard B.Thomson, PhD, D (ABMM)

    Medical Microbiologist
    Division Head, Clinical Pathology
    Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratories
    Department of Pathology

  • Frank F. Tu, MD, MPH

    Director, Division of Gynecological Pain and Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Eugene F. Yen, MD

    Clinical Director, Center for Crohn’s and Colitis
    Division of Gastroenterology
    Department of Medicine 

  • Yitan Zhu, PhD

    Research Scientist I