David T. Rubin, MD

Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine

Section Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Center

Dr. David Rubin specializes in the treatment and assessment of digestive diseases. His clinical expertise includes inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and high-risk cancer syndromes.

Dr. Rubin performs clinical research related to outcomes in inflammatory bowel diseases, with particular interest in prevention of cancer associated with these diseases. He is also interested in new therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases, better screening tools for colorectal cancer, and the genetics of inflammatory bowel diseases.

Practice Locations

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

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship, Residency, and Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine


American College of Gastroenterology
American College of Physicians
American Gastroenterology Association
American Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation America

Language Spoken




Office Phone

(773) 702-2950

Office Fax

(773) 834-4037

Office Postal Address

David T. Rubin, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4076
Chicago, IL 60637

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More About Dr. Rubin

Thanks to expert care from Dr. Rubin, Ally Bain has been in remission for more than 10 years and is working to give a voice to others living with chronic disease. Read the story.

Dr. Rubin answers questions about the latest treatments and research for inflammatory bowel disease.

Read how Dr. Rubin used advanced therapies to treat a man diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease.

Not long after seeking care for Crohn's disease at the University of Chicago Medicine from Dr. Rubin, Bob McCullough completed a week-long, 475-mile bike ride across Iowa.

Dr. Rubin is featured in a story about a father and daughter who were treated for Crohn's disease at the medical center.

Dr. Rubin and his patient, Ally Bain, spread awareness about Ally's Law as part of the inaugural Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week. Watch the video.

In 2011, Dr. Rubin was named to a list of the nation's top gastroenterologists. See the list.

Selected Publications

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