Since 2015, DHF has raised over $3.0 million and funded more than 20 cutting-edge research studies that are changing the future of digestive health.

How to cope with travel constipation

Whether you’re headed across time zones or just downstate, your normal response to move your bowels can get suppressed when you’re traveling.

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Envision Gala 2017 Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Foundation (DHF)

The second annual benefit by the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Foundation (DHF) raised more than $1.6 million to fund research and education at the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center. Actress Bonnie Hunt emceed the event that was chaired by Janet and Dr. Michael Ruchim and helped DHF reach the $3 million fundraising mark since its inception in 2015.

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Predicting heart events after liver transplant

Dr. Lisa VanWagner, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Preventative Medicine) discusses the first app and score to determine the one-year risk of a liver transplant patient dying or being hospitalized for a heart attack or other...
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Family Fights for Formula Coverage Despite it Being Illinois Law

Carter Heeren, 6, is just like any other little boy who loves to play and have fun. But during snack time, Carter must think like an adult. He is not allowed to eat wheat, dairy, beef, chicken, soy, nut, tree nut or rice, or else the food could get stuck in his esophagus.

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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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