2016-04-28 20:15:39 UTC

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Chicago, IL.




Review of treatments for Eosinophilic Esophagitis:

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About the Instructors

Ikuo Hirano, MD, AGAF

Dr. Hirano is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Esophageal Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  He attended college at Yale University, medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and completed his medical residency and GI fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He took a faculty position at the West Roxbury VA Medical Center and Harvard Medical School working in esophageal swallowing physiology before coming to Northwestern in 1998. He is currently serving as Associate Chair for the American Gastroenterological Association’s Esophageal, Gastric and Duodenal (EGD) section, site principle investigator for the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal disease Researchers (CEGIR) and the educational co-chair for International Gastrointestinal Eosinophil Researchers (TIGERS).  Dr. Hirano has written over 80 scientific papers and 20 textbook chapters that focus on esophageal and swallowing disorders. He has active grant support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) for research in eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Hirano is an Associate Editor for Diseases of the Esophagus on the editorial board for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  His clinical and academic interests are in eosinophilic esophagitis, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, gastrointestinal motility and esophageal disorders. 

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