Joel Pekow, MD

Instructor of Medicine

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

Through his clinical and basic research, Dr. Pekow investigates mechanisms of colon cancer development in patients with IBD. He is interested in using novel molecular methods to provide significant insights into why cancers develop in this population. He hopes this knowledge will lead to the development of new markers for precancerous lesions, and ultimately to cancer prevention in IBD patients.

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

2006

Board Certification

Internal Medicine

Medical School

University of Illinois

Internship and Residency

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships

American Association of Liver Disease
American College of Gastroenterology
American College of Physicians
American Gastroenterological Association
American Medical Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Language Spoken

English

Email

jpekow@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

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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Selected Publications

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