Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Bio

Dr. Hirano is Professor of Medicine 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 Vice-Chair for the American...[Read full text]Dr. Hirano is Professor of Medicine 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 Vice-Chair for the American Gastroenterological Association’s Esophageal, Gastric and Duodenal (EGD) section, site principal 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 150 scientific papers and textbook chapters that focus on esophageal and swallowing disorders. He has active grant support from the NIH and FDA. Dr. Hirano is on the editorial board for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He received the Northwestern University School of Medicine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Gastroenterology in 2002 and Distinguished Service Award in 2013. Dr. Hirano has been recognized as one of the Chicago area’s “Top Doctors” by the Chicago Consumer’s Checkbook and by Best Doctors in America.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis, Swallowing disorders

Clinical Focus

Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis, Esophageal motility disorders, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Swallowing disorders

 

Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Pennsylvania (1990)
  • Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston (1992)
  • Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston (1995)
  • Board Certification: Gastroenterology

Contact

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