Stephen B. Hanauer received his bachelors degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and his medical degree, with honors, from the University of Illinois in Chicago, IL. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as his fellowship in gastroenterology, at the University of Chicago, where he is currently the Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, and Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the University of Chicago. Is the author or co-author of hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters, abstracts, monographs, and editorials. He also designed and maintains a 6000-patient database for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Registry. He is incoming IBD Section editor for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and former Editor-in-Chief of Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous other medical journals, including the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Is the past-chair of the Immunology, Microbiology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Section of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). He is also a recipient of the AGA’s Fiterman Award for Clinical Research, and the AGA’s Janssen Award for Clinical Excellence. Additionally, he has been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Has previously served as a member and Chair of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee. He currently serves as Chair of the International Organization for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Secretary-Elect of the American College of Gastroenterology, and a member of the GI Specialty Board of Internal Medicine.