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Ikuo Hirano


Professor of Medicine | Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Ikuo Hirano


Ikuo Hirano, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. A graduate of Yale University, Dr. Hirano received his medical degree from the medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his medical residency and gastrointestinal fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He then held a faculty position at the West Roxbury Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, working in esophageal swallowing physiology, before coming to Northwestern. For the past two decades, he has focused his clinical and academic interests on eosinophilic esophagitis/gastroenteritis. 

Dr. Hirano is a site principal investigator for the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers, supported by the National Institutes of Health. He has written more than 200 scientific papers and textbook chapters on esophageal and swallowing disorders and has authored several society guidelines on the management of these increasingly recognized disorders.  

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