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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

View individual profiles of our faculty members and learn about their research and clinical specialties.

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Arvydas D Vanagunas

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Endoscopic ultrasound, Ulcer disease

Lisa B VanWagner

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

Dr. VanWagner is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Transplant Hepatology and holds active medical licensure in the state of Illinois. She received her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 2007. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL in 2010 and then served as Chief Medical Resident from 2010-2011. She also obtained her master’s degree in Clinical Investigation from the Northwestern University Graduate School in 2011. Dr. VanWagner ...

Laura H Yun

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis Women's Health issues in Gastroenterology

Daniel R Ganger

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

Received Medical Degree a the University of Buenos Aires. Internal Medicine training at St Louis University Missouri and Gastroenterology /Hepatology at Northwestern University. Academic Title: Professor of Medicine and Surgery Feinberg School of Medicine.

Christian G Stevoff

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

General gastroenterology

Emanuelle A Bellaguarda

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), therapeutic drug monitoring, clinical trials

David M Shapiro

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

I perform primary and secondary endoscopic (non-surgical) therapies for obesity, including placement of the Orbera gastric balloon, the Aspire Assist device and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. I also perform gastro-jejunal outlet reduction for weight regain after bariatric surgery. I have also been trained to use the EsophyX device (TIF procedure) as a minimally invasive (non-surgical) treatment for GERD. I am also interested in endoscopic treatment of post-surgical complications and endoscopic suturing.

Stephen B Hanauer

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis

A Aziz Aadam

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 is c...

Nirmala Gonsalves

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

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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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