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Biana Lanson, MD, an otolaryngologist in Stamford, CT, understands that sometimes to get the most comprehensive care possible, one has to think outside the box. As a Harvard-educated physician, she prides herself on fact-based, compassionate care for her patients, and when she found herself the patient suffering from an uncontrolled, debilitating digestive disease following her…

Shintaro Akiyama, MD, PhD, will be completing his training at the University of Chicago Medicine under the mentorship of David T. Rubin, MD, thanks to the generous support of GIRF, further demonstrating their commitment to investing in the early career advancement of GI physicians and the future of digestive diseases research. Akiyama, originally from Tokyo,…

When Peter and Carol Goldman’s son Jeffrey graduated college at 21, he packed up his car, picked up a friend, and drove to Alaska to spend the summer hiking and climbing. He returned home after a few months in the pristine air and rugged terrain, but instead of feeling rejuvenated, he found himself unwell and…

In recent weeks, the University of Chicago Medicine Digestive Disease Center has continued to confront the realities of the fight against COVID-19, approaching the many new challenges with unity, rigor, and commitment to excellent patient care. Central to this effort has been publishing what is known about COVID-19 and digestive diseases, conducting outreach to patients…

Few digestive diseases are as widely experienced and as difficult to live with than irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS. But for patients seeking respite from painful digestive symptoms like cramping, pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation, their diagnosis can sometimes bring more questions than answers. Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a multifaceted,…

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