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Atsushi Sakuraba, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Atsushi Sakuraba, MD, PhD, is a gastroenterologist who specializes in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis). He also is interested in gastrointestinal endoscopy, microscopic colitis (lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis), colon cancer, fecal transplant for C difficile infection, and clinical trials of novel drugs.

Dr. Sakuraba's research aims to better understand how and why inflammatory bowel disease develops in order to provide more effective treatment options. He is studying the efficacy and safety of several novel drugs designed to treat inflammatory bowel disease.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine (Japan)
Gastroenterology Endoscopy (Japan)

Medical School

Keio University School of Medicine


Keio University Hospital, Tokyo
Sano Kousei Hospital, Tochigi
Kyousai Tachikawa Hospital, Tokyo


Keio University Hospital, Tokyo
The University of Chicago Medicine (advanced IBD)

Additional Graduate Degrees

PhD, Keio University, Tokyo


American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Japan Gastroenterology Endoscopy Society
Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Japanese Society of Gastroenterology

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-1370

Office Fax

(773) 702-6969

Office Postal Address

Atsushi Sakuraba, MD, PhD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4076
Chicago, IL 60637

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Learn More About Dr. Sakuraba

Dr. Sakuraba is a member of the multidisciplinary Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.

Selected Publications

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