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Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc

Associate Professor of Medicine

Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc, is a clinical pancreatologist who provides care for patients with acute, recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis, as well as treatment of complications from pancreatitis. He also has expertise in interventional endoscopy, a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat problems of the digestive tract -- including gastrointestinal cancers. He is an expert in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to diagnose and treat diseases of the bile duct and pancreas. He also performs stent placement of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, small bowel, bile duct and colon).

Dr. Gelrud is highly skilled at performing transgastric pancreatic necrosectomy, a procedure to remove necrotic pancreatic tissue through the mouth using endoscopes, rather than through abdominal surgery. In addition, he provides endoscopic treatment of bariatric surgery complications, including stricture dilation, closure of fistulas and anastomotic ulcers.

Dr. Gelrud has served as the primary site investigator on several studies that examine the reasons why patients develop pancreatitis. He has a particular interest in exploring the relationship between genetics and diseases of the pancreas.

In addition to his clinical and research roles, Dr. Gelrud is an active educator and author. He has written more than 75 articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to numerous English and Spanish language textbooks on digestive diseases. Dr. Gelrud currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Pancreas Foundation.

Practice Locations

Center for Care and Discovery
5700 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Medical School

Universidad Central de Venezuela

Internship and Residency

Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School), Boston (gastroenterology, pancreatology and interventional endoscopy)
Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard Medical School), Boston (interventional endoscopy and pancreatology)

Additional Graduate Degrees

MMSc, Harvard Science and Technology (Harvard-MIT), Cambridge, MA


American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterology Association
American Pancreas Association
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Massachusetts Medical Society

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-1459

Office Fax

(773) 834-8891

Office Postal Address

Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc
The University of Chicago Medicine
Center for Care and Discovery
5700 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 8043
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Gelrud

Dr. Gelrud is a key member of our multidisciplinary Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics.

Dr. Gelrud is featured in a series of video interviews about pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency that were developed by the National Pancreas Foundation.

After years of severe abdominal pain, 14-year-old Juan Diego Hillinger travelled from Venezuela to see Dr. Gelrud. Today, Hillinger is completely pain free. Read the story.

Dr. Gelrud provided life-saving medical care for Kloe Salerno, who was diagnosed with pancreatitis after being treated for relapsed childhood leukemia.

Dr. Gelrud and a team of surgeons helped a young boy overcome severe pain due to pancreatitis. "It was a complete miracle," Quinn's mother says. "We mark the University of Chicago as the place where Quinn's life completely changed."

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Gelrud's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.