Joel Pekow, MD

Gastroenterology | More

Associate Professor of Medicine

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.

Close
773-702-6140
Book Online Powered by Zocdoc Request an Appointment Refer a Patient
Book Online Powered by Zocdoc Request an Appointment Refer a Patient
Joel Pekow, MD, specializes in the treatment of digestive disorders, with a particular focus on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Dr. Pekow performs clinical and translational research investigations with a goal of preventing disease progression and improving response to therapy in patients with IBD. A major focus of this research is in providing better understanding as to why cancers develop in IBD patients. He hopes this knowledge will ultimately lead to improved risk assessment of patients with IBD and methods to prevent IBD-associated colon cancer.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine

Internship

  • Massachusetts General Hospital

Residency

  • Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
  • European Crohn's and Colitis Organization
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS 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)
To Request an Appointment
Book Online Powered by Zocdoc

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

Request an Appointment at Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

To Refer a Patient

Refer a Patient

At a Glance

Practicing Since2010

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Languages Spoken

  • English