Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Darren M Brenner, MD

Darren M Brenner, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) and Surgery

Focus of Work

Bio

Gastrointestinal motility disorders and pelvic floor disorders including but not limited to Constipation/Fecal Incontinence/Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Dyspepsia/Gastroparesis/Opioid related bowel dysfunction as well as complications of systemic motility disorders with an emphasis on Scleroderma.

Academic Focus

My current research includes the following:

1. Evaluation of new treatments for Opioid Related Constipation
2. Therapeutic trials for the treatment of constipation in adults with cystic fibrosis
3. Prevalence and quality of life assessments in individuals with refractory constipation and fecal incontinence
4. Use of newer pharmaceuticals and endoscopic modalities for treating gastroparesis
5. Use of virtual reality for treating functional GI disorders
6. Phase II/III pharmaceutical trials for ...[Read full text]
My current research includes the following:

1. Evaluation of new treatments for Opioid Related Constipation
2. Therapeutic trials for the treatment of constipation in adults with cystic fibrosis
3. Prevalence and quality of life assessments in individuals with refractory constipation and fecal incontinence
4. Use of newer pharmaceuticals and endoscopic modalities for treating gastroparesis
5. Use of virtual reality for treating functional GI disorders
6. Phase II/III pharmaceutical trials for functional GI disorders--predominately IBS[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Chicago (2002)
  • Residency: University of Michigan Health System (2005)
  • Fellowship: University of Michigan Health System (2008)
  • Board Certification: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Contact

Clinic (for patients): 312-695-5620
Administrative office: 312-695-4077

NMH/Arkes Family Pavilion Suite Suite 1400
676 N Saint Clair
Chicago IL 60611

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