Welcome to the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology               

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is focused on excellence in patient care, teaching and scholarly activities pertaining to the GI and liver diseases. This is evidenced by a full range of clinical and translational research expertise. Areas of clinical focus in addition to General GI and Hepatology include Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreaticobiliary Disease, Hereditary GI Cancer Syndromes, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Disease, Esophageal Disease as well as Small Intestinal Failure and Evaluation for Liver Transplantion. Areas of research focus range from gut epithelial pathobiology to include host-pathogen interactions/inflammation and intestinal transport, to pancreatic and colon carcinogenesis with focus on epithelial-stromal interactions. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship program is a fully accredited and in good standing with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We also offer an ACGME accredited Transplant Hepatology fellowship and participate in the ASGE match for advanced training in interventional endoscopy.       



Barbara Jung
Barbara Jung, MD
Division Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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We provide outstanding training in Gastroenterology & Hepatology  through Fellowship & Training program
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Sean Koppe
Sean W.P Koppe, MD
Director of Hepatology and Assistant Professor of Medicine

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has recently welcomed Dr. Sean W. P. Koppe as the Director of Hepatology and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine. Dr. Koppe brings his transplant hepatology experience and research associated with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and hepatocellular carcinoma to UI Health. Dr. Koppe’s clinical practice principally focuses on the care and guidance of those patients in need of liver transplantation, liver transplant evaluation, NAFLD, viral hepatitis (Hepatitis B and C), autoimmune hepatitis and cirrhosis. In addition, he is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and has been recognized with several teaching awards. He brings his varied clinical interests and affection for teaching in effort to extend a warm and knowledgeable hand to the community and the Department of Medicine. Dr. Koppe has a deep interest in community service, having provided care to uninsured patients with hepatitis B in the Chinatown community. He continues to assist the community by providing consults at the UIC South Loop Physicians Group and acting as lead Hepatitis C clinician at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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Contact Us:

Administrative Office:
840 S. Wood St. (MC 716)
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6651

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinic:
1801 W. Taylor St.  (MC755)
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-7598