Request an Appointment:
Online or Call 1-888-824-0200

Stacy A. Kahn, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Stacy A. Kahn, MD, specializes in the evaluation and treatment of digestive diseases in children and adolescents. She has a particular interest in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition to seeing patients in her pediatric gastroenterology clinics, Dr. Kahn heads the Transitional IBD Clinic, a unique program that provides multidisciplinary specialty care for teens and young adults with IBD.

Dr. Kahn’s research focuses on new treatments for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Specifically she is studying microbiome-based therapies for inflammatory bowel disease, as well as the important ethical issues associated with this innovative treatment. Her other research interests include the underlying causes of IBD, novel diagnostic tools in IBD, and clinical and research ethics.

Dr. Kahn has authored several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and book chapters on pediatric gastroenterology, the role of the microbiome in IBD, and microbiome-based therapies for IBD. In addition she reviews manuscripts for several medical journals, including Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Digestive Diseases and Science, Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Pediatrics International, and International Journal of Pediatrics.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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

150 E. Huron Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Medical School

NYU School of Medicine


The University of Chicago Medicine


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Gastroenterology Association
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation America
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Languages Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-6418

Office Fax

(773) 702-0666

Office Postal Address

Stacy A. Kahn, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4065
Chicago, IL 60637

Physician Photo

Clinical Interests

Request an appointment online
or call UCM Connect at

150 E. Huron Street
Request an appointment online
or call (773) 834-4150

Learn More About Dr. Kahn

When Elena complained of painful bowel movements and began to curl up in pain during mealtimes, her parents brought her to see Dr. Kahn. "Her incredible compassion and intuitive sense of how to relate to a child was astonishing. We all felt better, even before she did anything," Elena's mom said. » Read the story.

Selected Publications

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