Dr. Peter J. Kahrilas reviews medical content for Healthwise, a
nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health
decisions. Dr. Kahrilas is a specialist in esophageal disease. He is involved
in research on the mechanics of swallowing, the motor activity of the upper
esophagus, and the pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
He is a Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of
Medicine at Northwestern University's Medical School in Chicago, Illinois.
Education and Training
MD: University of Rochester School of
Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 1979
Residency in Internal Medicine: University Hospitals
of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, 1979–1982
Fellowship in Gastroenterology:
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 1982–1984
Research Fellow in Gastrointestinal
Motility: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 1984–1986
American Board of Internal
Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Malcolm Robinson Visiting Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK, 2004
Wade Volwiler Visiting Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2003
Northwestern University, Department of Medicine, Evanston, IL:
Marquardt Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, 1999–present
Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1995–present
Professor, Department of Medicine, 1995–1999
Professor (with tenure), Department of Medicine, 1992–1995
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, 1990–1992
Associate Professor, Department of
Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1990–1992
Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1988–1990
Department of Medicine, 1986–1990
Dr. Kahrilas is a member of the advisory board for Reckitt Benckiser. He also receives consulting honoraria from AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Trimedyne Inc.
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