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David T. Rubin, MD

Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine

Section Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Center

David T. Rubin, MD, 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

150 E. Huron
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611

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) 834-7209

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

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Jaclyn Hanley became ill her sophomore year in college with what she thought was a stomach bug. But the symptoms didn’t go away. A few weeks later, she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. She eventually found relief and remission – thanks to her “angel on earth,” gastroenterologist David Rubin, MD. Read Jaclyn’s story.

With help from Dr. Rubin and the UChicago Medicine IBD team, actress, Dara Cameron has been in remission from Crohn’s disease for more than three years and is thriving in her theatrical career. Read Dara’s story.

Healthline quoted Dr. Rubin in an article about Crohn's disease. Read about it in "14 Things Doctors Really Want You to Know About Crohn's Disease."

According to Abbie Perkovich, Dr. Rubin helped her through an IBD diagnosis at a time when she was "not really under my parent's care but not yet an adult." Learn more about Abbie's story.

Dr. Rubin talks to Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News about new research that seeks to explain why more white IBD patients receive prescriptions for biologics than black patients.

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

Dr. Rubin has been a key member of Erika Hefke's care team for almost 20 years. With his help, she says, her quality of life is exceptional. Read Erika's story.

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.

Harrison McCabe travels hundreds of miles from his home in Maryland to see Dr. Rubin at the University of Chicago Medicine's IBD Center. Read Harrison's story.

Selected Publications

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