Since 2015, DHF has raised over $13 million and has funded 40 cutting-edge research studies that are changing the future of digestive health.

Chicago Tribune: ‘Shout Out’ featuring DHF Board Member and Grants Chair Tim Rooney

Tim Rooney, longtime Western Springs resident makes giving back a priority. Tim Rooney is a founding Digestive Health Foundation Board Member and Grants Committee Chair.

Chicago Tribune: Digestive Health Foundation Gala

The Digestive Health Foundation (DHF) community will come together on May 30, 2020 for the fifth annual Digestive Health Foundation Gala. DHF is a passionate community of patients, families, and supporters who are working to raise critical resources to help prevent, treat, and cure debilitating digestive diseases from colon and pancreatic cancers to esophageal disorders, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, hepatitis and others at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center. This year’s gala will include a focus on funding research for digestive cancers.

Prostate Cancer and IBD: What Men Need to Know featuring DHC Physician and Medical Director Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer

Dr. Stephen Hanauer discusses new findings that men with IBD may have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer in comparison to those who do not have IBD.

The Jam, WCIU: 2019’s Most Popular Diet featuring DHC Dietician Ashley Barrient

If you’re looking to lose weight in 2020, you may have considered intermittent fasting… but is it right for you?

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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