Since 2015, DHF has raised over $8 million and has funded 30 cutting-edge research studies that are changing the future of digestive health.

Chicago Magazine lists Northwestern Medicine physicians and surgeons in their 2018 Top Docs list

Gastroenterology
Stephen Hanauer, MD – Inflammatory bowel disease; Crohn’s disease; ulcerative colitis.
Peter Kahrilas, MD – Esophageal and swallowing disorders; GERD.

Surgery
Scott A. Strong, MD – Colon and rectal cancer; Crohn’s disease; minimally invasive surgery; ulcerative colitis.
Steven J. Stryker, MD – Colon and rectal cancer; inflammatory bowel disease; laparoscopic surgery.

Crain’s Chicago Business: 2019 Big Dates features June 8th Digestive Health Foundation Gala: Celebrating the Power of Family

Saturday, June 8, 2019 – The Digestive Health Foundation Gala, “Celebrating the Power of Family.” Supporting patients and families at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center. DigestiveHealthFoundation.org/Gala

Join Athletes vs. Crohn’s & Colitis in Chicago on January 27 for a great afternoon of fun, hoops, and fundraising!

We hope you will join us as we support Athletes vs. Crohn’s & Colitis (AVC) in Chicago for a great afternoon of fun, hoops, and fundraising on Sunday, January 27, 2019 as AVC co-founder Larry Nance Jr. and the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. AVC is excited for the opportunity to give back to the IBD community in Chicago, as proceeds from the event will be donated to IBD research at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center.

Chicago Tribune: Caramels, bath bombs, oils: CBD products are filling store shelves featuring Dr. Stephen Hanauer

But user beware: Cannabinoid receptors are so widely distributed throughout the body that activating one for a certain purpose, say to treat arthritis pain, may activate others and cause unwanted effects. That has caused challenges for pharmaceutical development, according to the research. More valid scientific experiments must be conducted to determine whether and how CBD — and marijuana, for that matter — is effective, said Dr. Stephen Hanauer, medical director of the Digestive Health Center at Northwestern Medicine.

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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