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Joel Pekow, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Joel Pekow, MD, specializes in the treatment of digestive disorders, with a particular focus on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Dr. Pekow performs clinical and translational research investigations with a goal of preventing disease progression and improving response to therapy in patients with IBD. A major focus of this research is in providing better understanding as to why cancers develop in IBD patients. He hopes this knowledge will ultimately lead to improved risk assessment of patients with IBD and methods to prevent IBD-associated colon cancer.

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 Certification

Internal Medicine

Medical School

University of Illinois

Internship and Residency

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston


The University of Chicago Medicine


American Association of Liver Disease
American College of Gastroenterology
American College of Physicians
American Gastroenterological Association
American Medical Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-8632

Office Fax

(773) 702-2182

Office Postal Address

Joel Pekow, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4076
Chicago, IL 60637

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Learn More About Dr. Pekow

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

Selected Publications

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