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.
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.
DHF Ambassador Board Taste of Italy with Pizzeria Portofino and RPM on Saturday, December 5th from 5:00-6:00PM!
The Digestive Health Foundation Ambassador Board invites you to join us on Saturday, December 5th for a virtual tasting tour of Italy and hands-on pizza making event from the comfort of your own home! RPM Wine Director, Richard Hanauer, and RPM and Pizza Portofino Chef, Sam Dickstein, will take you on a delicious and interactive journey of Italian wine and food.
I’m a different human being: WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling shares how weight loss surgery changed his life featuring DHC Physician Dr. Eric Hungness and DHC Dietician Holly Herrington
Loyal WGN News viewers have watched Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling’s weight loss for months. However, few know the struggles off the air that culminated in his transformation.
Gastroenterology Learning Network: Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, Named Master of American College of Gastroenterology
Stephen B. Hanauer, the Clifford Joseph Barborka Professor of Medicine and the medical director of the Digestive Disease Center at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and Section Editor for Inflammatory Bowel Disease for our own Gastroenterology Learning Network, was named a Master of the American College of Gastroenterology at the ACG 2020 Virtual Clinical Meeting and Postgraduate Course.
Join nationally recognized expert, Nirmala Gonsalves, MD, Northwestern Medicine for a live presentation, with Q&A on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time for week 29 of ACG’s Virtual Grand Rounds. Dr. Gonsalves will present on “Special Considerations When Discussing Diet Elimination for EoE.
Healio: Acid Exposure Reflux Monitoring May Predict Ability To Discontinue PPI Use In GERD, Research Suggests by Dr. John Pandolfino and Colleagues
Research by John Pandolfino, MD, Rena Yadlapati, MD, and colleagues aim to provide high-level evidence in support of early reflux monitoring of acid suppression in order to phenotype the patient with inadequate PPI response, & personalize care accordingly.
Gastroenterology Consultant: TNF Inhibitors and Immunomodulators Are Both Useful in Managing IBD featuring Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer
Dr. Stephen Hanauer from Northwestern Medicine discusses the roles of TNF inhibitors and immunomodulators in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases, which patients can benefit, and how gastroenterologists can position the use of each therapeutic.
Join nationally recognized expert, Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG on Thursday, September 3 at Noon Eastern Time for ACG’s Virtual Grand Rounds Program on Combination Therapies in IBD: Assessing the Evidence for and Against. The live talk will be followed by a Q&A session with Dr. Hanauer.
A radical change in screening for colorectal cancer is being proposed in the United States, where the default screening modality to date has been colonoscopy.
Medscape Education: Eosinophilic GI Diseases Beyond the Esophagus featuring DHC physician Dr. Nirma Gonsalves
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs) are serious, chronic, inflammatory digestive disorders that affect both children and adults. Lengthy diagnostic delays are common in EGIDs and they often result in disease progression and missed treatment opportunities. In this virtual, interactive CME event, 3 experts will discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of EGIDs.
The Digestive Health Foundation Ambassador Board invites you to join us on Friday, August 7th from the comfort of your own home for a virtual tasting tour of the Mediterranean. RPM Wine Director, Richard Hanauer, and RPM Executive Chef, Eddie Ishaq, will take you on an exciting and delicious wine and food journey through this famed region.
Join Dr. John E. Pandolfino, MD, MSCI, FACG on Thursday, July 16 at Noon Eastern Time for ACG’s Virtual Grand Rounds Program on High Resolution Manometry: Thinking Beyond the Chicago Classification. The live talk will be followed by a Q&A session with Dr. Pandolfino.
Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center Research and Innovations Committee Summer 2020 Newsletter
In this issue of the NM DHC Research and Innovations Committee newsletter, we highlight the DHF Grant awardees and their proposals. In addition, in our continuing effort to bring light to the efforts of our Advanced Practice Providers during COVID-19, we have a special section dedicated to their “Call to Action” centered around their experiences and insight.
Doctors, including Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer, Medical Director, Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center, and patients explain why this treatment for Crohn’s can be life-changing and what to expect each step of the way.
In honor of World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day (IBD), the Digestive Health Foundation (DHF) Ambassador Board hosted an engaging chat with two digestive health experts about ways to stay healthy during the stay-at-home order. Click to view the online panel and learn tips and tricks for getting nutrients and how mindful eating can work for you!
Healio: Changes, challneges in GI practices due to COVID-19 featuring DHC Medical Director Dr. Stephen Hanauer
Dr. Stephen Hanauer, Medical Director at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center discusses the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presents to gastroenterology practices, the future of telehealth and more.
First and foremost, we hope you and your families are safe and well during this challenging time. In an abundance of caution regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Digestive Health Foundation Gala scheduled for May 30, 2020 has been cancelled.
COVID-19: Key Considerations for Gastroenterologists featuring NM DHC Medical Director Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer and Surgical Director Dr. Scott A. Strong
Stephen Hanauer, MD, and Scott Strong, MD, discuss key considerations for gastroenterologists in the context of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including the gastrointestinal manifestations, risks and treatment for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or other conditions who may be taking immunosuppression drugs, potential fecal-oral transmission and how Northwestern Medicine Gastroenterology and GI Surgery are optimizing telehealth and evolving care during this pandemic.
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