David Rubin
Section of Gastroenterology
Professor of Medicine
The Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine; Chief, Section of Gastroenterology,Hepatology and Nutrition
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BS1990University of IllinoisBiology
MD1994 The University of Chicago 
Residency1997 The University of ChicagoInternal Medicine
Residency1998 The University of ChicagoChief Resident
Fellowship2001The University of ChicagoClinical Medical Ethics
Fellowship2001 The University of ChicagoGastroenterology

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.

Representative Publications

  1. Rubin DT. The Promise of Chemoprevention of Colorectal Cancer in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Advances in Digestive Disease, editor Colin W. Howden, American Gastroenterological Association Institute Press. Bethesda, MD, 2007
  2. Terdiman JP, Steinbuch M, Blumentals WA, Ullman TA, Rubin DT. 5-Aminosalicyclic Acid Therapy and the Risk of Colorectal Cancer Among Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. IBD Journal. 2007 Apr;13(4):367-71.
  3. Rubin DT, Losavio A, Yadron N, Huo D, Hanauer, SB. Aminosalicylate Therapy in the Prevention of Dysplasia and Colorectal Cancer in Ulcerative Colitis Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2006;4(11):1346-1350.
  4. LoSavio AD, Bunnag AP, Rubin DT. Colonic infiltration with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2007 April, 4(4):229-233.
  5. Rubin DT, Rothe JA, Hetzel JT, Cohen R, Hanauer SB. Is Dysplasia and Colorectal Cancer Endoscopically Visible in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis? Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2007 Jun;65(7):998-1004.

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