Since 2015, DHF has raised over $6 million and has funded 30 cutting-edge research studies that are changing the future of digestive health.

ACG Blog-Distinguished Career: Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer, 2018 Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Awardee

ACG Past President Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer is this year’s Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Awardee for his significant and distinguished contributions to clinical gastroenterology. This annual award recognizes not only clinical excellence, but also contributions in patient care, clinical science, clinical education, technological innovation, and public and community service.

Weight Loss Surgery Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

A patient shares her weight loss journey with Northwestern Medicine. Also, Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center gastrointestinal surgeons Dr. Alex Nagle, Dr. Eric Hungness and Dr. Ezra Teitelbaum talk about treatment options, preparation and what types of patients would benefit from learning more.

U.S. News: A Patient’s Guide to Colon Cancer featuring DHC surgeon Dr. Scott Strong

The American Cancer Society estimates there will be more than 140,000 new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed in the United States in 2018. That includes an estimated 97,220 new cases of colon cancer and 43,030 new diagnoses of rectal cancer. The ACS estimates that colorectal cancer deaths – the combined number from colon or rectal cancer – will claim the lives of more than 50,000 people in 2018. “This disease is preventable with early detection, and far fewer people would die of the disease if screening guidelines are followed.

Sheridan Road: Digestive Health Foundation Gala raises $2.41 million

On June 9, more than 400 guests raised $2.41 million for the Digestive Health Foundation to help transform digestive health for patients and families at the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center. Dr. Steven J. Stryker and his wife, Andréa J. Schwartz were honored during the evening co-emceed by Chicago television news icons Mary Ann Childers and Jay Levine.

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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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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