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 - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago

David R. Buchanan, MD, MS

Internal Medicine

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Office Phone: 312-666-3494
Other Languages: Spanish
Office Hours:
  • Wednesday:1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday:8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday:8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Clinical Interests

Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis Disorders, Lipid Disorders, Health Education, Sports Medicine, Chronic Illness Management, Cardiac Care

Education and Training

Medical Education:

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 1996


Univ. of California-San Francisco Medical Center 1999

Board Certification

Internal Medicine

Locations and Directions

5125 N. California
7th Fl.
Chicago, IL 60625 312-666-3494


Dr. Buchanan is the Chief Medical Officer of the Erie Family Health Center and a practicing General Internist. His current work as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University focuses on the health and economic impact of housing homeless individuals, and on quality improvement in the primary care setting.

Before joining Erie, Dr. Buchanan was the Section Head for Social Medicine at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County (formerly Cook County Hospital) for five years. He also previously served as the Medical Director for two homeless shelters from 2001 to 2008 and as an Advocacy Fellow with the Institute on Medicine.

Dr. Buchanan completed a residency program in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco in 1999, after completing an undergraduate degree in Economics at MIT and a medical degree at the University of Chicago. He also completed a Master of Science in Clinical Research at Rush University in 2007. His past work includes the development and evaluation of curriculum regarding the clinical care of people experiencing homelessness.


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