Since 2015, DHF has raised over $14 million and has funded 54 cutting-edge research studies that are changing the future of digestive health.

Chicago Magazine: 2021 Top Doctors

16 Northwestern Medicine doctors were designated as Top Doctor for 2021 by Chicago Magazine, more than any other system for GI care. 14 of which are located at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Medicine Mentors Podcast: “Don’t be Afraid to Be Wrong” with Dr. John Pandolfino

John Pandolfino MD is the Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine and the Hans Popper Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University. Dr. Pandolfino remembers his mentor and role model, Dr. Lewis Landsberg, being the perfect physician. “We never saw him miss a diagnosis or not be right.” Yet, one piece of advice Dr. Pandolfino received from Dr. Landsberg was “Don’t be afraid to be wrong.” And this is a mindset that he has carried with him throughout his career.

Wishing you a happy and health holiday season! See our 2020 Funded Research and Donor Appreciation Report

The Board of Directors, Science Advisory Council and Staff would like to thank you for your continued support of the Digestive Health Foundation in 2020—and send a very special thank you to all of our 2020 DHF Gala Donors. We are humbled and grateful, especially during these difficult times.

With your valued support, we are transforming digestive disease into digestive health for patients and their loved ones at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center and beyond.

Be part of a better future for digestive health

While we all find ourselves in uncertain times with the current Coronavirus pandemic, the importance of medical research and education has never been more vital.

Despite the challenges of fundraising this past year, DHF continues its efforts to fight a spectrum of digestive disorders, from colon and pancreatic cancers to Crohn’s disease and swallowing disorders.

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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