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

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

Our 2018 Gala will honor Dr. Steven Stryker and Andréa 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.

Chicago Magazine selects DHC Physicians Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer and Dr. Peter Kahrilas in their 2018 Top Docs List

Each year, Chicago Magazine selects the top physicians that have been endorsed by their peers as the best in the six-county metro area.  This year two DHC Physicians were selected for Gastroenterology: Stephen B. Hanauer, MD specializes in Inflammatory bowel disease; Crohn’s disease; and ulcerative colitis; and Peter J. Kahrilas, MD specializes in Esophageal and swallowing disorders; and GERD.

Chicago Magazine selects DHC Surgeon Dr. Scott A. Strong in their 2018 Top Docs List

Each year, Chicago Magazine selects the top surgeons that have been endorsed by their peers as the best in the six-county metro area. This year, Dr. Scott Strong, DHC Colon and Rectal Surgeon was selected. Dr. Strong specializes in Crohn’s disease; ulcerative colitis; colon and rectal cancer; and minimally invasive surgery.

DHF Funded Northwestern Surgeon Sets Up Opioid Disposal Program

While doctors do prescribe opioids to fight pain, one DHF funded Northwestern surgeon is taking steps to ensure the highly-addictive medications don’t fall into the wrong hands with a new drug take-back program.

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.

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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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