Science Advisory Council

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD

Clifford Joseph Barborka Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Medical Director, Digestive Health Center
Northwestern Medicine

Dr. Hanauer is President of the American College of Gastroenterology.  He completed a medical degree, with honors, at the University of Illinois in Chicago. His postdoctoral training included an internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as a fellowship in gastroenterology, at the University of Chicago.  He rose through academic ranks to become Professor of Medicine and subsequently was awarded the Joseph B. Kirsner Chair in Medicine and was designated Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition where he served from 2000-2014.  He was recruited as the Medical Director of the Digestive Health Center at Northwestern Medicine and is Clifford Joseph Barborka Professor of Medicine in the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Hanauer is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Gastroenterology, respectively. He holds membership in several professional societies and is a Fellow of American Gastroenterological Association,  the American College of Gastroenterology and the American College of Physicians.  In connection with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), Dr. Hanauer served as chair for the Inflammation, Immunology, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Section and the Clinical Practice Section and  subsequently served as Councilor for Clinical Research on the AGA Governing Board. He is a prior member of the Specialty Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Among his many honors, Dr. Hanauer received the AGA Fiterman Foundation Joseph B. Kirsner Award in Gastroenterology in 2001 and the Janssen Award for Clinical Excellence in 2004.  He has served as a Member and Chair of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Advisory Panel for Gastrointestinal Disorders and is a member and former-Chairman of the International Organization for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Dr. Hanauer has authored hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters, abstracts, monographs, and editorials.  Dr. Hanauer is ex-Editor-in-Chief of Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology & Hepatology and currently serves as Associate Editor (IBD) of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is also a member of the editorial boards of numerous journals, including the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

 

Dr. Hanauer’s Research

 

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.
John E. Pandolfino, MD

John E. Pandolfino, MD

Hans Popper Professor
Professor in Medicine-Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Northwestern University

Dr. Pandolfino is the Hans Popper Professor of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.  His career has focused primarily on studying the biomechanics of bolus transport and gastrointestinal motility as it pertains to gastroesophageal reflux and swallowing disorders.  He has an active physiology lab and currently is funded by the National Institutes of Health to study GERD and Dysphagia pathogenesis, and also receives funding from industry focused on the development of new technologies to investigate and treat gastrointestinal disorders.

Dr. Pandolfino also maintains a strong clinical practice focused on complicated esophageal diseases.  He developed the Esophageal Center at Northwestern Medicine, which serves as the nation’s top referral center for complicated esophageal diseases, such as achalasia, eosinophilic esophagitis and refractory GERD.  He has authored numerous guidelines and position statements on the management of these disorders and has published more than 200 scientific papers focused on gastrointestinal motility and esophageal diseases.  He is active in multiple professional organizations and has a strong commitment to the editorial process, serving as Editor in Chief of Diseases of the Esophagus and as a member of the editorial board of multiple high-level Gastroenterology and Hepatology journals.

 

Dr. Pandolfino’s Research

 

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 ...
Scott A. Strong, MD

Scott A. Strong, MD

Co-Director
Digestive Health Center, Northwestern Medicine

James R. Hines, MD, Professor of Surgery
Professor in Surgery-Gastrointestinal and Endocrine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Chief, Division of Surgery-Surgical Oncology
Chief, Division of Surgery-Gastrointestinal and Endocrine
Northwestern Medicine

Dr. Strong’s practice involves the operative treatment of disorders affecting the small bowel, colon, rectum and anus. He has a particular interest in the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), colorectal cancer, and diverticulitis using minimally invasive and sphincter-sparing techniques. He also has extensive experience with re-operative colorectal surgery for complications and recurrent disease.

Dr. Strong received his MD from the University of Iowa (1985). His training included an internship at Michigan State University in General Surgery (1986); a residency at Michigan State University in General Surgery (1990); and an additional residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Colorectal Surgery (1992).

Dr. Strong’s primary interests are colon and rectal cancer; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; and minimally invasive surgery.

 

Dr. Strong’s Research

 

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