Since 2015, DHF has raised over $12 million and has funded 40 cutting-edge research studies that are changing the future of digestive health.


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?

1 in 5 Americans will face a digestive disease in their lifetime

From the recent epidemic of colon cancer in younger individuals to the rapidly increasing incidence of esophageal diseases among young women; from the growing population of adults facing fatty liver disease to the debilitating symptoms of colitis or Crohn’s disease, or the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, more than 1 in 5 Americans will face a digestive disease in their lifetime. These illnesses can often be invisible while causing pain, suffering, or worse. We need your help.


Join Athletes vs. Crohn’s and Colitis (AVC) and the Digestive Health Foundation (DHF) as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patient Larry Nance Jr. and the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Saturday, Janauary 18 at 7pm!

Healthy Living Chicago: Finding Help for Gastroparesis featuring DHC Physician Dr. Aziz Aadam

Gastroparesis is a condition involving issues with digestion and can be quite debilitating. We learn more about how it develops and how it’s treated, and meet a woman who is encouraging others to keep up their search for answers if they’re struggling to find relief.

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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