Faculty MEMBER

Ikuo Hirano, MD

Ikuo Hirano, MD

Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Hirano is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 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. Prior to a position at Northwestern, he held a faculty position at the West Roxbury VA Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.

He served as Chair for the American Gastroenterological Association’s (AGA) Esophageal, Gastric and Duodenal (EGD) section and currently serving on the AGA Education and Training Committee. He is a site principal investigator for the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal disease Researchers (CEGIR) and on the steering committee for International Gastrointestinal Eosinophil Researchers (TIGERS).

Dr. Hirano has written over 200 scientific papers and textbook chapters including several guidelines on Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). He has received grant support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for research in eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders.

He received numerous teaching awards from both the division and medical school at Northwestern and has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Chicago Magazine and Best Doctors. He received the Northwestern University School of Medicine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Gastroenterology and Distinguished Service Award.

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