Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

About Us

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is dedicated to clinical practice, research and education in esophageal and motility disorders, including achalasia, dysphagia and GERD.

“The division has a robust clinical practice that resides within our new Digestive Health Center … a true collaborative effort.”

– John Pandolfino, MD

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What We Do

Faculty: Meet the Team

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Daniel R Ganger, MD

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

Assessment of liver disease in patients with congenital heart disease.

Darren M Brenner, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) and Surgery

Gastrointestinal motility disorders and pelvic floor disorders (e.g. constipation/fecal incontinence).I also specialize in treating gastrointestinal disorders associated with Scleroderma.

Nirmala  Gonsalves, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Eosinophilic esophagitis, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal disorders, food allergy and gastrointestinal disease, celiac disease, general gastroenterology

John  Pandolfino, MD

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Esophageal Disorders, Swallowing Disorders, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Maria Rosario  Ferreira, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

General gastroenterology

Greg S Cohen, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Dr. Cohen practices General Gastroenterology with additional special focuses on Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and non surgical treatment of hemorrhoids. Dr. Cohen is originally from Potomac, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate work at Cornell University and medical school at the University of Maryland. Dr. Cohen moved to Chicago in 1998 where he completed his residency at Northwestern followed by a 4 year combined clinical and research GI fellowship under an NIH training grant at the University of Chicago. He has been in practice at Northwestern since 2005. Dr. Cohen is board cer...

A Aziz  Aadam, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Dr. Aadam is an interventional gastroenterologist with specialized expertise in gastrointestinal oncology as well as complex pancreas and biliary disorders. He is part of a mutli-disciplinary team that incorporates the latest research and state of the art technology into a patient centered comprehensive care plan. He is active in clinical research and has been invited to present his work at several national conferences. Dr. Aadam has undergone additional training to perform advanced endosopic procedures such as endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), ERCP, and stent placement within the GI tract. He...

Stephen B Hanauer, MD

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Christian G Stevoff, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

General gastroenterology

Lisa B VanWagner, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) and Preventive Medicine

I am clinically trained in internal medicine, gastroenterology & hepatology, and transplant hepatology, and have obtained advanced training in both clinical investigation and cardiovascular epidemiology. My overarching goal is to perform risk estimation using "big data" approaches to answer clinically relevant questions surrounding the complex interplay between cardiovascular disease and liver disease. I particularly interested in liver wellness and health, as well as the development of and prevention of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and subsequent cardiovascular diseases among th...

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Diversity and Inclusion

The department works toward an environment of inclusion and support through the Diversity and Cultural Affairs Council and through several dedicated events and initiatives.

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Housestaff Research Portal

Graduate Research Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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Contact MaryPat Mauro for more information on supporting the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at 312-503-1090 or marypat.mauro@northwestern.edu

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