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Rush University Medical Center is looking for talented physicians to join our Division of Gastroenterology. Rush Gastroenterology serves a large, diverse patient population throughout the Chicago area. We have five clinical locations, including our Medical Center (main campus), River North and South Loop locations in downtown Chicago, as well as sites in Oak Brook and Oak Park, Illinois. As a regional and national leader in health care, Rush has a wide referral network to support our robust gastroenterology division.

Available Gastroenterologist Jobs

We seek talented physicians to join our team for the following positions.

Gastroenterologist with expertise in IBD

We seek a candidate who is at the rank of associate professor or above with experience and an interest in inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel disorders and motility/functional bowel disease. This candidate would join our faculty at Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush University Medical Center.


We seek a gastroenterologist to join our faculty at Rush’s new ambulatory center in Oak Brook and a gastroenterologist to join our faculty at our main campus in downtown Chicago. Applicants should be at the assistant or associate professor level with an interest in inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel disorders, motility/functional bowel disease, GI oncology, medical pancreatology, celiac disease/other immune-mediated GI disease or advanced therapeutics.

GI Interventionalist

We are looking for applicants at the rank of assistant or associate professor with training in advanced therapeutic endoscopy. An interest in inflammatory bowel disease, motility/functional bowel disease, GI oncology and celiac disease/other immune-mediated GI disease is desirable.

Senior GI Interventionalist

We seek a candidate with a strong record of collaborative leadership, and a commitment to excellence in clinical, research and academic service is essential. Ongoing research achievement, community engagement and educational excellence are highly desirable. The successful candidate must also be committed to mentoring faculty, trainees and medical students. In addition, this person will have credentials that merit appointment as associate professor or professor, an MD or equivalent degree, board certification, training in interventional endoscopy, possess a demonstrated commitment to innovation and the leadership skills necessary for guiding faculty development and advancement across research, clinical and academic missions.

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Gastroenterologist Position Details

Academic appointments will be in the College of Medicine of Rush University. Our academic medical center is part of a large system focused on patient care, teaching and research. The Division of Gastroenterology is part of the Digestive Diseases Service Line, which integrates clinical care, teaching and research efforts to advance the subspecialty. The faculty is part of an integrated team of clinicians and researchers who also collaborate with allergy/immunology (GI/adverse reactions to food clinic), colorectal surgery and oncology (a comprehensive clinic for gastrointestinal cancers), bariatric surgery, ENT, pathology and neurology. Patients with digestive diseases within the Rush health system receive clinical care across multiple hospitals and locations: Rush University Medical Center (main campus), Rush Oak Brook, Rush Oak Park Hospital and other off-site locations across the Chicago area. To meet the demand for Rush’s digestive disease experts, additional clinical sites are also being developed. With Rush’s academic vision, growth/expansion and enthusiasm for the advancement of clinical care, this is an exceptional time for colleagues to join our team.

Irving Waxman, MD, Named Chief

Internationally renowned gastroenterologist Irving Waxman, MD, has been named chief of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition and director of the Digestive Disease service line at Rush.

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Irving Waxman, MD

GI Research at Rush

Rush gastroenterologists use translational research approaches utilizing a variety of models including in vitro, in vivo, animal models and clinical research studies to investigate mechanisms of and treatments for GI and chronic systemic diseases where gut–derived inflammation plays a mechanistic role.

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Garth Swanson, MD

You start off trying to be a detective and you pull in the information that you have. Then you have the ability at a place like Rush where you can access other colleagues who have different experiences and different information, and you also have all of the medical journals in our library. You piece it together and bring it back to your patient, and when it works, it's the greatest thing in the world.

Mark DeMeo, MD, director of the Section of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Rush University Medical Center

About Rush University System for Health

Rush comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities.

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