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

Envision Gala raises $1.6M for Digestive Health Foundation

The second annual benefit of 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.
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Strength in Numbers: Multidisciplinary teamwork saves patient’s life

The rare catastrophic medical event often has no playbook. A medical center able to rapidly deploy the best minds to an uncommon situation can mean the difference between life and death for a patient. No one appreciates this capability better than 19-year-old Josh...
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Michael Ruchim, MD, Discusses the Importance of Colonoscopies

Michael Ruchim, MD, Discusses the Importance of Colonoscopies and the Digestive Health Foundation.
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Nonprofit Wants Stronger Warning Labels on Reflux Medications

Each year, 60 million Americans experience heartburn, with 15 million experiencing symptoms on a daily basis, according to Dr. Sri Komanduri, medical director of the GI Lab at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
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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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