Stephen B. Hanauer, MD

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Gastroenterology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 1977
Residency:
University of Chicago - 1981
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 1982

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

545 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

He’s the best.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Poque es muy onesto.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Doctor Hanauer took the time to listen to my concerns and questions and answer them professionally, which I really appreciate.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Kind, attentive, and humorous. Made me feel at ease.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Best doctor

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March 16, 2022

4.0

Expert in IBD

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March 06, 2022

5.0

I have honestly never a provider with this level of compassion for their patients. He is truly amazing provider and human!

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March 04, 2022

5.0

He is an exceptional doctor.

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March 01, 2022

5.0

I have been going to him for nearly 30 years.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

He’s very informative, kind and a wonderful physician.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Super brilliant, kind, and funny. He has also been incredibly agile with my treatment plan, pivoting as needed.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hanauer is a wonderful and very thorough doctor. More importantly, he is one that is not rushed to judgment. He is a doctor that would patiently and closely listen to your complaints in chief, and, take every step imaginable to find the underlying cause of my medical condition which he has. What a gem Doctor Hanauer and his staff is!

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February 21, 2022

5.0

World renown and easy to communicate with.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

He listened, explained and gave me options and his recommendations.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Have always been very happy with the care he gives me.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

I feel Dr. Hanauer has always had my best interests in mind. He has treated me for over 25 years and I'm very happy with the care I've received.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hanauer and team were very through and caring.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

He's always given our family the best care. Both my son and myself have been his Patients for many years and he's always kept us going.

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Appreciate Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer taking time to go over the diagnosis clearly and treatment options.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Timely, informative, friendly and helpful.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Highly skilled. Very complete explanation and very frank assessments and treatments.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Best doctor ever.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

He helped me through a terrible flair of Crohn’s.

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January 24, 2022

4.0

Sometimes I feel like Dr. Hanauer doesn't always listen but I do believe he has my best interest at heart and wants what's best for me.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Doctor seemed very knowledgeable and attentive.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Experienced and knowledgeable and liked that he gave me a candy mint

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Very competent.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr Hanauer has been my doctor for 31 years, and he has always taken good care of me and my condition.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

He listens. He is concerned about ME not just my gut! He understands that what I am experiencing in life impacts my gut.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

His knowledge,professionalism skills,communication and his time spent with patients.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

He is wonderful

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, thorough, caring.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hanauer has been amazing from day one. You can immediately trust him for his expertise, especially with his background in crohn’s and UC, which is what I needed. And he really cares for his patients health and personal well being.

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January 02, 2022

5.0

Wonderful, caring doctor

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December 29, 2021

5.0

Excellent Service

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December 29, 2021

5.0

A guru. Gut Whisperer

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December 23, 2021

5.0

He spent time with us explaining treatment options Very nice and personable He is really knowledgeable and makes you feel confident that you will receive good care

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Hanauer is very thorough and excellent at what he does

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December 17, 2021

5.0

On point very knowledgeable

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December 15, 2021

5.0

We brought our son to him for treatment of Crohn's as well. That should tell you something. You always want your children to have only the best care especially with a life changing illness.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

he is excellent and exceptional.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Dr Hanuer save my life 30 years ago and guided my to symptom free UC.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Helped me get to remission for Crohn's. Will see only him till he doesn't practice anymore.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Hanauer has taken very good care of me. He is thorough in my treatment

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November 28, 2021

5.0

He has so much knowledge and has always taking very good care of me in my difficulties.

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November 27, 2021

5.0

just feel very good

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November 24, 2021

5.0

He’s the best!

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Hanauer is the best! He takes the time to listen and sincerely cares about your overall progress

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November 17, 2021

5.0

He listens and gives you his time!!

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November 15, 2021

1.0

If he could treat me this way, Im sure there are others. To bad, I was very saddened, considering I researched him and had high hopes. He then put me down in his notes! Very unprofessional

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November 15, 2021

5.0

He listens to his patients and cares

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November 12, 2021

5.0

He's a Great Doctor and a very caring person. He's always giving of himself with a very caring team around him They are the best of the best.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

He is very attentive to the patients needs

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November 08, 2021

5.0

He is on the cutting edge of treatment options for UC and is the only doctor I’ve seen in 20 years who was able to get me into full remission. He is also so caring and truly cares about his patients.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

He is the best!

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Hanauer is great! although my visit was an hour late! :) I forgave him for it because i like him...and he is smart.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Professional, friendly, knowledgeable

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Have been a patient for over 30 years

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Hanauer is the absolute best In the business. He has been my Specialist for at least 26 years. I recommend him highly!

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November 01, 2021

5.0

He is a great doctor

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October 31, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable, caring, and thorough.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hanuaer is a great doctor. Knowledgeable, open to questions and discussion and accessible.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

He is the best doctor I have ever dealt with outstanding and very caring

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Competent doctor. Great bedside manners.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

I like him, he shook my hand and tried to understand my situation.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

When you already have the best you want to let others know. Are son is cared for by Dr Hanauer for Crohn's as well and you always want your son to have the best care possible.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Dr H is THE MAN!!!

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October 15, 2021

5.0

He’s been my doctor for over 35 years, the best!

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October 11, 2021

2.0

Felt as though I was not listened to and left very frustrated.

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October 10, 2021

5.0

Knowledge, bedside manner, capacity to listen.

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October 08, 2021

5.0

He is simply amazing

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October 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hanauer is the best in the field. I trust him like no other.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

he is a leader in his field.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Professional, friendly, reassuring gentle approach.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Thoughtful and approachable

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September 29, 2021

5.0

He listened to my concerns and really took the time to explain details that other providers have not discussed. I left feeling relieved to have an answer and I’m happy I took the time to make the trip.

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September 22, 2021

3.0

Friendly enough and knowledgeable but he called me “sweetheart” and that felt inappropriate

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Doctor Hanauer knew exactly how to treat my condition and treated me as if we are related.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Very caring physician who really takes the time patients need. Answers all questions.

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September 19, 2021

5.0

Great conversation, you explain your symptoms and he thoroughly explains his diagnosis.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Dr Hanauer is one of the best in the US maybe even the world. He has helped me to lead the best life possible with Crohn's and helps my son with it as well. I don't know where we'd be without him.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

Because he takes his time, listens to your issues and is concerned about your overall health. His attention to detail is what everyone wants in a doctor they just (oftentimes) don’t get it.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

Very experienced and knowledgeable about Crohn’s disease

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September 13, 2021

5.0

I have great confidence that Dr Hanauer will always help me and give me advice which will improve my condition

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September 13, 2021

5.0

I e seen Hanauer for 25 plus. Teases. Great md

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September 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hanauer is terrific and I credit him with making my life better while navigating my condition. Besides being a brilliant doctor, he cares for his patients, their families, their workplace, their lives. As a patient, I can’t say enough about my appreciation and admiration for Dr Hanauer and his team.

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September 12, 2021

5.0

He was. Absolutely kind, helpfull and clear. Helping me understand my condition, and treatment expectations.

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September 08, 2021

5.0

Always provides me with great care.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Dr Hannauer is a thorough and caring physician. He is always available to respond to any concerns or questions. His staff is also responsive. Hi highly recommend Dr Hannauer.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

He is patient and listens to your problems and advises accordingly. His expertise is unparalleled.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

He’s the expert! He’s world renowned and I trust him wholeheartedly!! He’s loving and caring! Great bedside manner. Gives me as much time at my appointments as I need. Responds very quickly whenever I send him a message.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Consistent care and he listens and asks good questions!

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August 16, 2021

5.0

He is on the cutting edge of Crohn’s Disease!

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August 16, 2021

5.0

He is the best. He gives every patient his full attention and shows compassion. Not all doctors can do that

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Hanauer is a great doctor. Very effective communication and care.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

A great guy and a great doctor!

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hanauer has the best bedside manner, truly listens, and genuinely cares about his patients.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Thorough and accurate and cares.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and through listens to my concerns and takes time with me

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • Aerpio Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Alimentiv
  • Allergan, Inc.
  • AlphaSights, Ltd.
  • American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
  • American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Apex Medical Communications, Inc.
  • Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Best Doctors, Inc.
  • BGB Communications, Inc.
  • BioGaia AB
  • Bracket Global LLC
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Catalys Sc4, Inc.
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Cello Health BioConsulting
  • Creative Educational Concepts, Inc.
  • DSMB
  • EvidScience Inc
  • Evolution Medical Communications, LLC
  • Focus Medical Communications, LLC
  • Galmed Research and Development Ltd
  • Gastro-Hep Communications
  • Genentech, Inc.
  • Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. (GLG)
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Gossamer Bio
  • HMP Communications, LLC
  • HSC Acquisition, LLC
  • Huron Consulting Group, Inc.
  • IBD Horizons
  • Icon US Holdings, Inc.
  • ImmuNext Inc.
  • InDex Pharmaceuticals
  • Innovation Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • IQVIA
  • Janssen Biotech, Inc., (formerly Centocor Biotech, Inc.)
  • Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
  • Kaleido Biosciences
  • MEDACorp (Leerink Swann, LLC)
  • MedEdicus, LLC
  • MedEd-Link, Inc.
  • Meetings and Events International
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
  • MSH Healthcare
  • North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME)
  • P Value Communications LLC
  • Palatin Technologies, Inc.
  • PAREXEL International
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Pharmaceutical Research Associates (PRA Health Sciences)
  • Potomac Center for Medical Education (a subsidiary of Rockpointe Corporation)
  • Prometheus Biosciences, Inc.
  • Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.
  • R&R Healthcare Communications
  • SCS Healthcare Marketing, Inc.
  • Seres Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Signant Health
  • Spherix Global Insights US, Inc.
  • Springer Science+Business Media
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
  • TLL Pharmaceutical
  • Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
  • VHsquared, Ltd.
  • Vindico Medical Education
  • WebMD Health Services Group, Inc.
  • Wyndham Jade, L.L.C

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