Since 2015 DHF has raised more than $23 million and has funded 89 innovative research studies that are changing the future of digestive health.

Governor Pritzker Proclaims May 2024 National Digestive Disease Awareness Month

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker declared May 2024 National Digestive Disease Awareness Month in Illinois and recognized DHF for its efforts to positively change the landscape of digestive health. View the proclamation...

Digestive Health Foundation Raises Over $4 Million at 2024 Gala, Announces New Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

CHICAGO (May 22, 2024) – The 2024 Digestive Health Foundation Gala raised over $4 million to support the establishment of the Northwestern Medicine Hanauer Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, a major new initiative that was announced at the May 11 event at the Four...

The Michael A. Ruchim, MD, Fellowship Director in Digestive Health

Northwestern Medicine has recently created the Michael A. Ruchim, MD, Fellowship Director in Digestive Health position in honor of Dr. Ruchim and his years of dedication to the health and care of his patients and their families. The directorship was awarded with an...

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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