Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Barry K Wershil, MD

Barry K Wershil, MD

Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics

Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition)

Focus of Work

Bio

My laboratory has a longstanding interest in mast cell and eosinophil biology. We have developed specific and novel in vivo approaches for the analysis of mast cell function in experimental gastrointestinal inflammatory and allergic reactions. We can apply this model to determine the precise influence of mast cells and mast cell-derived cytokines/chemokines in gastrointestinal inflammation.
My clinical research interest is eosinophilic esophagitis and involves efforts to improve the diagnostic a...[Read full text]
My laboratory has a longstanding interest in mast cell and eosinophil biology. We have developed specific and novel in vivo approaches for the analysis of mast cell function in experimental gastrointestinal inflammatory and allergic reactions. We can apply this model to determine the precise influence of mast cells and mast cell-derived cytokines/chemokines in gastrointestinal inflammation.
My clinical research interest is eosinophilic esophagitis and involves efforts to improve the diagnostic and treatment options for patients[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: Washington University (1979)
  • Residency: Saint Louis Children's Hospital, Pediatrics (1983)
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital-Boston, Pediatrics Gastroenterology (1986)
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics

Contact

312-227-4604

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 65
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611