Faculty Profile

David Rubin
Section of Gastroenterology
Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
The Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine; Chief, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition <br><a href="https://twitter.com/IBDMD">Twitter:@IBDMD</a>

Academic Interests

Dr. Rubin's work is on focused clinical outcomes in patients with IBD, and advanced technologies for screening and diagnosis in inflammatory bowel disease and prevention of colorectal cancer in these high risk patients. He has investigated the role of inflammation and cancer or hospitalizations in patients. In addition, Dr. Rubin and his laboratory are one of the only groups in the world to study fecal transplantation as a potential treatment for ulcerative colitis and are also collaborating on novel studies of cancer detection and prevention in ulcerative colitis.

Clinical Interests

Inflammatory bowel disease, high risk cancer syndromes, and celiac disease.


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  • BS, 1990, University of Illinois, Biology
  • MD, 1994, The University of Chicago
  • Residency, 1997, The University of Chicago, Internal Medicine
  • Residency, 1998, The University of Chicago, Chief Resident
  • Fellowship, 2001, The University of Chicago, Clinical Medical Ethics
  • Fellowship, 2001, The University of Chicago, Gastroenterology