Gastroenterology and Hepatology Professionals

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Professionals

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Professionals

Our faculty members represent specialists from the complete range of digestive diseases and Hepatology.

The Gastroenterology and GI Surgery program within the Digestive Health Center is ranked No. 10 (tie) in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, 2024–2025. The DHC brings together some of the best academic and clinical minds in pursuit of medical excellence in the area of gastrointestinal health. Our mission is to prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the digestive tract and associated organs.

Grand Rounds

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology invites you to attend one of our upcoming Grand Rounds. In addition to featuring speakers from within the Northwestern Medicine health system, we are thrilled to welcome guests from other academic medical centers.

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Gastroenterology Fellowships

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is fortunate in having full-time faculty clinical, translational and basic science investigators with interests and expertise in several major areas of digestive disease.

Our general fellowship program is designed to cover three years, although additional training in inflammatory bowel disease, outcomes research, interventional gastroenterology, esophageal disease, and transplant Hepatology are all available.

Clinical Trials

As part of an academic medical center, the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology within the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg) aims to improve the human health through scientific research.

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The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology's research activities reflect the diversity of faculty interests and clinical areas of expertise, as well as continues to transform the field of gastroenterology. Divisional faculty members conduct clinical studies, basic science, and translational research that encompass many subspecialties of gastroenterology and hepatology.

Research Centers and Programs

Featured Articles

Medscape Lists Dr. Hirano Eosinophilic Esophagitis Article As One of Top 10 “Must Reads” in Gastroenterology
A tremendous number of influential scientific publications have emerged this year in gastroenterology. Ten studies covering hot topics in the field and which are believed to best enhance patient management are reviewed. Read article

The relationship between esophageal acid exposure and the esophageal response to volumetric distention
D.A. Carlson, P. Kathpalia, J. Craft, M. Tye, Z. Lin, P.J. Kahrilas, J.E. Pandolfino

Background:  Increased esophagogastric junction (EGJ) distensibility is through to contribute to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Using the functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP), we aimed to assess the esophageal response to distension among patients undergoing esophageal pH monitoring. Read article

Supreme Court Ruling on Biosimilars Will Lower Drug Costs
MADRID — A unanimous Supreme Court decision on biosimilars, which industry insiders anticipate will lower drug costs, probably won't lead to cheaper prices for patients or physicians wrangling with nonmedical switching, delegates heard at the recent European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress 2017. Article features Stephen Hanauer, MD. Read Article

The basics of biosimilars
Four things you should know about the next wave of treatment for chronic diseases. Article features Stephen Hanauer, MD. Read Article

Barrett's Esophagus Recurrent Unlikely After Endoscopic Eradication with Reflux Control
Endoscopic eradication therapy with effective reflux control showed durable protection against recurrence of Barrett's esophagus in a single-center observational cohort study. Article features Srinadh Komanduri, MDRead Article