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 - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago

Gail M. Osterman, PhD


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Office Phone: 312-695-4965

Clinical Interests

Health Psychology, Cardiac Psychology, Coping with Medical Illness, Stress Management, Health Related Anxiety, Body/Mind Guided Imagery

Education and Training

Prof. Education:

Illinois Institute Technology 2004


Rush University Medical Center 2005

Locations and Directions

675 N. St. Clair
Galter 11-140
Chicago, IL 60611 312-695-4965


Northwestern Memorials physicians' works are published in the various professional journals.

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Gail Osterman, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Surgery in the Cardiac Behavioral Medicine Service of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and assistant professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialization in health psychology, with an emphasis in cardiac psychology. Her clinical interests include the interplay of social support and health status, varying informational needs throughout medical care, and enhancing the quality of life and adjustment of cardiac and transplant populations.

Dr. Osterman utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques to enhance adjustment to medical illness, encourage long-term behavioral change, as well as improve quality of life among medical populations. She has been involved in a National Institutes of Health-sponsored research project that examined the role of social support on maintenance of behavioral change in a cardiac population.


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