The Digestive Health Center
The Digestive Health Center at Northwestern Medicine is a comprehensive program that brings some of the best academic and clinical minds together in pursuit of medical excellence in the area of gastrointestinal health. Our mission is to prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the digestive tract and associated organs.
At the heart of the success of the program is the complementary approach through multidisciplinary teams of physicians who work to bring top quality care to patients from around the world. Our internationally renowned team of specialists will work with patients to control the symptoms that negatively affect their health and life while focusing on the treatment of the patient's condition or disease.
News and Events
Chicago Live 2015: Advances in Endoscopy for Everyday Practice
Friday August 14- Saturday August 15
This fall, from Friday August 14th- Saturday August 15th, Northwestern Medicine is hosting a course led by Sri Komanduri, MD, Rajesh N. Keswani, MD, and Ikuo Hirano, MD.
The course is titled Advances in Endoscopy for Everyday Practice and was created with gastroenterologists, surgeons performing endoscopic, laparoscopic, or thoracic procedures, 3rd and 4th year gastroenterology fellows, and endoscopy nurses in mind. The program will include comprehensive didactic sessions, live demonstrations, and hands on lab time to better understand and apply state-of-the-art endoscopic advances and techniques.
For more information on the course, please download our online brochure. Register online at http://chicagolive.nm.org/
Dr. Scott A. Strong awarded the James R. Hines Professorship in Surgery
Scott A. Strong, MD, Chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal and Oncologic Surgery, Surgical Director of the Digestive Health Center and Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has been appointed the James R. Hines Professorship in Surgery.
Dr. Strong has served in leadership roles throughout his career related to operating room management, quality, resident education, risk management, and value-based care. He joined Northwestern Medicine in January of 2015 from the Cleveland Clinic. He has also received multiple awards related to education, patient care, and research including a Premier Physician Award from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.
The James R. Hines, MD, Professorship in Surgery was established in 1993 to honor James R. Hines, '51 MD, a distinguished professor of surgery at the medical school of Northwestern. The award recognizes educators in the field of surgery for excellence in teaching and compassion for students.
Congratulations to Dr. Ganger named AASLD fellow!
Daniel R Ganger, MD, FACP, AGAF (GME 1986) Associate Professor in Medicine-Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Surgery-Organ Transplantation Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named an American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) fellow among the 2014 Inaugural Class, an honor bestowed by AALSD in November, 2014, at the Liver Meeting in Boston.
Dr. Ganger has received recognition for the care of patients with liver diseases for more than 30 years in the Chicago metropolitan area, contributions in the area of acute liver failure, viral hepatitis and liver transplantation. His research interest now also include liver disease in patients with congenital heart disease.
He is the Northwestern principal investigator of the NIH funded Acute Liver Failure Study group. He is an active member of the American Association for Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American College of Physicians. His bibliography includes papers on portal hypertension, brain edema, autoimmune hepatitis and liver cancer.
Register for the Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis Foundation fun walk:
May 30, 2015 in Chicago
June 28, 2015 in Glenview
Sign up at www.ccfa.org
Northwestern Medicine Online Continuing Medical Education (CME) program, offering physicians the benefit of earning AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ in a convenient online format. Please take a few minutes to create your complimentary account at www.nmcme.org.
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