Section Chief's Welcome

Stephen hanauer, M.D.

Welcome to The University of Chicago Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition’s website. Our program has offered a long history of excellence in clinical care, research and education. Since forming the nation's first full-time department of gastroenterology in 1927, The University of Chicago GI Section has continually improved treatments for digestive tract and related disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcer disease, swallowing disorders, hepatitis and other liver diseases, pancreatic disease, and nutrition disorders. We currently offer extended and comprehensive clinical and research programs in inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease and transplantation, interventional endoscopy, celiac disease and other nutritional disorders including morbid obesity, pancreatic disorders, and colon cancer surveillance and chemoprevention.