New Chief of Gastroenterology/Hepatology

December 2013

New Chief of Gastroenterology/Hepatology

Barbara Jung, MD joined the Department of Medicine team in November as associate professor and the new division chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Jung comes to UIC College of Medicine from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where she worked since 2009. Before Northwestern University, Dr. Jung was a junior faculty member at the University of California, San Diego, where she also completed internal medicine residency and fellowship in gastroenterology. Dr. Jung attended medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich Germany.

Dr. Jung brings considerable amount of research, clinical, and teaching experience to the department of medicine. Dr. Jung has research interests in colorectal cancer, mechanisms of tumor progression, molecular pathology, activin signaling and tumor progression, chemoprevention of colorectal cancer, and tumor genetics and clinical outcomes. Dr. Jung is an R01-funded investigator, and currently PI of a grant entitled Activin Signaling and Regulation in the Colon. Dr. Jung has clinical interests in colon cancer, colon polyps, familial/hereditary colon cancer, and polyposis syndromes.

Fun facts include: Dr. Jung speaks German, French, and some Italian; she was a competitive back stroke swimmer and still swims today. Outside of medicine, Dr. Jung likes yoga, cooking, and spending time with her family.

We welcome Dr. Barbara Jung to the UIC Department of Medicine team!