David T. Rubin, M.D.


Dr. David T. Rubin is a Professor of Medicine, Section Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and Co-Director of the Digestive Diseases Center at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Rubin’s research interests include clinical outcomes of inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer screening and prevention, teaching medicine, and clinical medical ethics. He began to study virtual colonoscopy as a screening tool for colorectal cancer in 1997. He is also investigating the clinical application of the complex genetics of IBD and methods to communicate this information to patients and families. Dr. Rubin is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, American College of Gastroenterologists, American Society for Gastroenterology Endoscopy, American College of Physicians, and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Additionally, he is now serving as the Chair of Professional Education for CCFA and directing their national fellowship and preceptorship programs.

Dr. Rubin received his doctor of medicine degree with honors from the University of Chicago, completing a residency in internal medicine and fellowships in gastroenterology and clinical medical ethics. He is board-certified in gastroenterology.


The University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois:

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Co-Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
  • Program Director, Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

M.D., University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 1994


Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Hospital


Gastroenterology and Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago


American Board of Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliations & Admitting Privileges

The University of Chicago Medical Center