Irving Waxman, MD, has been named chief of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition and director of the Digestive Disease service line at Rush.
Waxman is a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine with a conjoint appointment in the Department of Surgery who specializes in endoscopic ultrasound.
His interventional gastroenterology work focuses on state-of-the-art endoscopic procedures for esophageal, gastric and endoluminal resection; endosonography-guided therapy; and pancreatic, lung and rectal tumors.
In addition, he conducts research and publishes in the same fields with device development and is involved in multiple clinical trials.
Waxman joins Rush from the University of Chicago, where he served as the Sara and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Medicine and Surgery and the director of the Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics.
Before that, Waxman worked at top-tier institutions, including MD Anderson Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School and National Autonomous University of Mexico.