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Bashar M. Attar, MD  




John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, Provident Hospital


Digestive Health

Faculty Rank:

Professor of Medicine, System-Wide Chairman, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Director, GI Fellowship Program

Board Certification:

American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Board of Gastroenterology, Subspecialty Board of Geriatric Medicine, and Subspecialty Board of Transplant Hepatology

Medical Education:

Northwestern University, Harvard University, University of Illinois


Cook County Health & Hospitals


University of Illinois and Cook County Hospital

Clinical Expertise:

Liver Disease, Pancreatic and Biliary Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid-peptic Disorders, Chemoprevention of cancer, Epidemiology of diseases, Geriatric GI, Public Health issues, and Medical informatics

Research Interests:

Viral Hepatitis, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Chemoprevention of Cancer, Colon Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Geriatric GI, Epidemiology, Medical informatics, Health Outcome Studies, and Health Care Management