Since 2015, DHF has raised over $3 million and has funded 21 cutting-edge research studies that are changing the future of digestive health.

WGN TV Living Healthy Chicago interviews DHC hepatologist Dr. Mary Rinella on Living with Liver Disease

Jane Monzures, Living Health Chicago, WGN TV interviews Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center hepatologist Dr. Mary Rinella about how Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease can develop, and why lifestyle changes are important for anyone dealing with liver disease. A local man also shares how changing his eating habits and exercising more has helped him to manage liver disease.

Digestive Disease Insights from Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center

“Since I left the University of Chicago in 2014 to join Northwestern Memorial Hospital as the Medical Director of the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center (NMDHC), I’ve had an incredible time building our programs aimed at transforming digestive disease into digestive health.”
-Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, Medical Director, NMDHC

Please join us for the Digestive Health Foundation’s 2018 Gala on June 9

Our 2018 Gala will honor Steven J. Stryker, M.D. and Andréa J. Schwartz and raise funds to accelerate medical discoveries aimed at transforming digestive disease into digestive health for patients and families at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center.

WGN TV Living Healthy Chicago features DHC Surgeon Dr. Eric S. Hungness on Innovation in Achalasia Treatment

Jane Monzures, Living Health Chicago, WGN TV interviews Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center surgeon Dr. Eric S. Hungness about an innovative procedure that’s making a big difference in the lives of people with achalasia – a rare swallowing disorder. We’ll learn how this procedure helped one woman get back to her favorite hobby.

Our investments in groundbreaking medical research are already changing lives. From software that empowers adolescents in their transition to adult care to an innovative esophageal endoscopy technique, our exciting research is making a difference for patients and families living with digestive disease. Read more HERE.

Our Research

Our Science Advisory Council

Dr. Hanauer is Immediate Past President of the American College of Gastroenterology and founding co-director of the Digestive Health Center.

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD

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Dr. John Pandolfino is a Professor of Medicine, as well as Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Northwestern Medicine.

John E. Pandolfino, MD

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Dr. Strong is founding co-director of the Digestive Health Center. His practice focuses on colon and rectal cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and minimally invasive surgery.

Scott A. Strong, MD

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