Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2017-08-14T15:04:51+00:00

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Barbara Jung, MD                                           Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Mission

We are one of the largest state medical schools in an unparalleled urban location dedicated to promoting excellence in clinical care, advances in cutting edge research and educating future leaders in gastroenterology and hepatology.

About Us

Research

We are one of the largest state medical schools in an unparalleled urban location dedicated to promoting excellence in clinical care, advances in cutting edge research and educating future leaders in gastroenterology and hepatology. The research in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is focused on Epithelial Transport & Diarrheal Disorders, Cancer Research, Host-Pathogen Interactions & Gut Microbiota, Inflammation and Nutrition & Metabolism.

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Patient Care

The Division of Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases at UI Health is staffed by physicians and scientists who specialize in diseases of the liver and gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, small and large intestine (colon), and rectum. Also, The Department of Hepatology at UI Health specializes in the treatment and management of all liver disorders, including viral hepatitis (hepatitis B and C), autoimmune liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver lesions, alcohol liver disease, cirrhosis, and patients in need of liver transplantation.

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Our Clinical Programs

Diagnostic 

and

Therapeutic

Endoscopy

Our team of therapeutic endoscopists treats a variety of conditions using cutting-edge techniques and technology to limit risks and provide outstanding results.

Inflammatory

Bowel

Disease

Program

We provide care for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) with an interdisciplinary team of gastroenterologists, IBD pharmacists, colorectal surgeons, and nurse practitioners. We are skilled in seeing patients with IBD in consultation, evaluating patients for IDB, and providing continuity of care for patients with Crohn’s disease, chronic diarrhea, and ulcerative colitis.

GI Cancer

Prevention

Program

In collaboration with the Cancer Center, the GI & Endoscopy Lab offers personalized risk assessment and individual care to patients of all ages who are at an increased risk. The program is led by Dr. Barbara Junga gastroenterologist with nationally recognized expertise in high-risk GI cancer management. Genetic testing is offered that can help patients understand their personal cancer risk, and may influence the choices they and their family make about cancer screenings.

Hepatology

Liver

Disease

Our team for Hepatology specializes in the treatment and management of all liver disorders, including viral hepatitis (hepatitis B and C), autoimmune liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver lesions, alcohol liver disease, cirrhosis, and patients in need of liver transplantation.

Liver

Transplantation

The Liver Transplant team at UI Health is one of the most experienced and leading-edge programs in transplant and research.  Our Hepatologist’s work with other experts in the field to provide care. We are continuously working on the next advances, and we are a pioneer in living-donor liver transplantation. 

Fellowship Program

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UIC offers 1-3 fellowship positions each year for highly qualified physicians dedicated to obtaining the highest quality training in all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology. The training occurs in the shadow of one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, providing the trainee and their family with amazing opportunities.

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How to Apply

Interested? Click below to learn more about applying.

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Fellows

Meet our current fellows.

Current Fellows

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Administrative Office

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
840 South Wood Street
CSB Suite 718E (MC 716)
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-6651
Fax: (312)-996-5103

Clinical  Office

Outpatient Care Center
1801 West Taylor Street (MC 744) Suite 1C/B
Chicago, IL 60612

Clinical  Office

GI/Endoscopy Procedure Unit
University of Illinois Hospital
1740 W. Taylor St.
Suite 2600 (2nd Floor)
Chicago, IL 60612

Clinical  Office

GI/Endoscopy Procedure Unit
South Loop Physicians Group
Suite 205
2600 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612