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

NBC Chicago: Dr. John Pandolfino Helps Kids Stay Off the Street Through Boxing

A Chicago doctor is making a difference in the hospital and in the boxing ring, where he started a club to help keep kids off the street. NBC 5’s Christian Farr has his story featuring Dr. John Pandolfino, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Digestive Health Foundation Scientific Advisory Council member.

Reuters Health: H. pylori treatment in Asia tied to lower risk of gastric cancer 10+ years later featuring DHC physician Dr. Aziz Aadam

Dr. Aziz Aadam, Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center physician told Reuters Health, “It was previously unknown if treating H. pylori in an older population of patients would be helpful once precancerous changes develop and whether treatment altered the feared consequence of H. pylori-associated gastric cancer.” The study results showed that H. pylori eradication “is vital to the prevention of H. pylori-associated gastric cancer.

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.

Facebook Live Featuring a Q&A with DHC Surgeon Steven A. Strong and DHC Physician Stephen B. Hanauer

In recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center conducted a Facebook Live Q&A session with our Digestive Health Center Surgical Director, Dr. Scott A. Strong and Medical Director, Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer on Friday, March 23 at 1:30 pm.

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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