Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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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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Faculty: Meet the Team

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Christian G Stevoff, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

General gastroenterology

John  Pandolfino, MD

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

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

Rajesh N Keswani, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Rajesh N. Keswani, MD, MS, is a gastroenterologist and nationally-recognized expert in interventional endoscopy who leads efforts to improve healthcare quality. He is the Medical Director of Quality for the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center. Nationally, he informs clinical practice guidelines and endoscopy training standards by serving on committees of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterological Association, and National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Dr. Keswani earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Boston University, finished resi...

Adam C Stein, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders that involve the small bowel, including Crohn's disease, short bowel syndrome, celiac disease, enteropathy, fat/protein malabsorption, cystic fibrosis, and obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. Additionally, I see patients with ulcerative colitis. I perform both video capsule endoscopy as well as double balloon enteroscopy, and am able to evaluate abnormal small bowel findings as well as small bowel bleeding. I also specialize in the evaluation and management of malnutrition, providing nutrition through the vein (paren...

Srinadh  Komanduri, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) and Surgery (Gastrointestinal)

Barrett's Esophagus; Biliary Tract Disease; ERCP; Endoscopic Mucosal Resection; Endoscopic Surgery; Endoscopic Ultrasound; Gastrointestinal Cancer; Pancreatitis; Radiofrequency Ablation

David M Shapiro, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

My interests include developmental and novel therapeutic endoscopic techniques. I perform primary and secondary endoscopic (non-surgical) therapies for obesity, including placement of the Orbera™ gastric balloon for weight loss. 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.

Ikuo  Hirano, MD

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis, Esophageal motility disorders, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Swallowing disorders

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

Laura H Yun, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

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

Marie-Pier  Tetreault, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

The Tetreault Lab uses novel mouse models and three-dimensional organotypic culture to delineate the reciprocal contributions of the epithelium and the microenvironment to inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Our research program focuses on diseases of the esophagus, which are among the most common ailments in the United States and throughout the world, resulting in significant morbidity, mortality, and health care expenditures. Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying esophageal disease pathogenesis is crucial and will lead to considerable improvements in the diagn...

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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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