Irving Waxman, MD

Interventional Endoscopy, Gastroenterology | More

Sara and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Medicine and Surgery

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


Irving Waxman, MD, is a leading authority on endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). His work focuses on state-of-the-art endoscopic procedures for esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, lung and rectal tumors.

Dr. Waxman is also director of the Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT). This center focuses on new imaging modalities for the detection of early gastrointestinal cancer; minimally invasive endoscopic resection of superficial gastrointestinal malignancies; and combined endo-surgical minimally invasive interventions.

Current areas of clinical research include the therapeutic applications of endoscopic ultrasound. He is also conducting ongoing research on endoscopic minimally invasive therapy for esophageal and colonic cancers and in per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), a minimally invasive endoscopic treatment for achalasia.

Medical Education

  • Universidad de Nacional Autonoma


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital; National Institutes of Health; University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1991

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • English