Since 2015, DHF has raised over $11 million and has funded 40 cutting-edge research studies that are changing the future of digestive health.

Ambassador Board Welcome Happy Hour

Come join others interested in turning digestive disease into digestive health. November 13, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30PM Hampton Social | Streeterville 164 E. Grand Ave | Upstairs Dining Room

2019 ACS Quality and Safety Conference focuses on putting the patient first, value-based care featuring DHC physician and DHF grant recipient Dr. Jonah Stulberg

Jonah Stulberg, MD, PhD, MPH, FACS, assistant professor of surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, provided an update on the work he and his colleagues at the Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Program are doing with the Minimizing Opioid Prescribing in Surgery (MOPiS) program. Although MOPiS has resulted in fewer opioid prescriptions, “Where we still seem to be failing is in addressing this culture of pain we’ve developed over decades,” Dr. Stulberg said. He said that if the principles curated through MOPiS were applied to all procedures and across all specialties, a natural institutional culture shift in opioid prescribing patterns would emerge.

Healio Gastroenterology: Q&A: How three GIs are handling the Zantac recall featuirng DHC physician Dr. John Pandolfino

A week after halting the distribution of Zantac, Sandoz, the drug’s manufacturer, voluntarily recalled several formulations of the heartburn medication after noting confirmed contamination with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a possible human carcinogen, above established FDA levelsTo gauge how gastroenterologists are approaching the evolving landscape with this medication, Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease reached out to several physicians about the initial distribution halt and subsequent voluntary recall. We spoke with John E. Pandolfino, MD, chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Skokie Review – Shout Out: Lee Oberlander, Local Artist

Lee Oberlander had a long career in the construction industry before deciding
he needed a change. Now, the Northbrook resident spends his days painting. Oberlander is exhibiting his colorful acrylic and mixed media abstracts at The Gallery @ A + C Architects, 4840 Main St. in Skokie through Oct. 28 along with sculptures by David Gista. Twenty-five percent of the sales will be donated to the Digestive Health Foundation.

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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