• 9617 Citations
1992 …2023
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Research Interests

Dr. Hirano is Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended college at Yale University, medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and completed his medical residency and GI fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He took a faculty position at the West Roxbury VA Medical Center and Harvard Medical School working in esophageal swallowing physiology before coming to Northwestern in 1998. He is currently serving as Vice-Chair for the American Gastroenterological Association’s Esophageal, Gastric and Duodenal (EGD) section, site principal investigator for the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal disease Researchers (CEGIR) and the educational co-chair for International Gastrointestinal Eosinophil Researchers (TIGERS). Dr. Hirano has written over 150 scientific papers and textbook chapters that focus on esophageal and swallowing disorders. He has active grant support from the NIH and FDA. Dr. Hirano is on the editorial board for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He received the Northwestern University School of Medicine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Gastroenterology in 2002 and Distinguished Service Award in 2013. Dr. Hirano has been recognized as one of the Chicago area’s “Top Doctors” by the Chicago Consumer’s Checkbook and by Best Doctors in America.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis, Swallowing disorders

Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis, Esophageal motility disorders, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Swallowing disorders

Certifications and Licenses


Training Experience

1992Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
1995Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Pennsylvania

… → 1990

Research interests

  • Digestive System (including gallbladder and liver)

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Esophagus Medicine & Life Sciences
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Grants 2003 2023

Research Output 1992 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Association Between Helicobacter pylori Exposure and Decreased Odds of Eosinophilic Esophagitis—A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Shah, S. C., Tepler, A., Peek, R. M., Colombel, J. F., Hirano, I. & Narula, N., Oct 1 2019, In : Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 17, 11, p. 2185-2198.e3

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Helicobacter pylori

Budesonide oral suspension significantly improves eosinophilic esophagitis histology scoring system results: Analyses from a 12-week, phase 2, randomized, placebo-controlled trial

Collins, M. H., Dellon, E. S., Katzka, D. A., Hirano, I., Williams, J. & Lan, L., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Surgical Pathology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Randomized Controlled Trials

Clinical Features at Baseline Cannot Predict Symptom Response to Placebo in Patients With Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Hirano, I., Dellon, E. S., Collins, M. H., Williams, J., Lan, L. & Katzka, D. A., Sep 1 2019, In : Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 17, 10, p. 2126-2128.e1

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Open Access
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Placebo Effect
Immune System Diseases

Clinical relevance of esophageal subepithelial activity in eosinophilic esophagitis

Hirano, I., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Gastroenterology.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Esophageal Stenosis
Deglutition Disorders
Symptom Assessment
13 Citations (Scopus)

Conjunctivitis in dupilumab clinical trials

Akinlade, B., Guttman-Yassky, E., de Bruin-Weller, M., Simpson, E. L., Blauvelt, A., Cork, M. J., Prens, E., Asbell, P., Akpek, E., Corren, J., Bachert, C., Hirano, I., Weyne, J., Korotzer, A., Chen, Z., Hultsch, T., Zhu, X., Davis, J. D., Mannent, L., Hamilton, J. D. & 8 others, Teper, A., Staudinger, H., Rizova, E., Pirozzi, G., Graham, N. M. H., Shumel, B., Ardeleanu, M. & Wollenberg, A., Sep 1 2019, In : British Journal of Dermatology. 181, 3, p. 459-473 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Atopic Dermatitis
Clinical Trials