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amar naik md

Dr. Amar Naik, MD

Dr. Amar Naik is a Chicago native, born and raised in the Western suburbs. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago, earning a B.A. with honors in psychology. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency training and gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship training at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Naik is a board-certified gastroenterologist who specializes in inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). He also has an interest in colon cancer screening and surveillance, microscopic colitis, and general gastroenterology, as well as endoscopy and colonoscopy. Dr. Naik has been involved in numerous IBD clinical trials and performs outcomes research. He has published multiple abstracts and papers in peer reviewed GI journals and has given invited lectures at international meetings and health systems across the country educating his peers, gastroenterology trainees, and patients in IBD management. 

He is an active member of the American Gastroenterological Association, for whom he serves as a Chair of research abstract review committee for Digestive Disease Week. He serves on the Midwest Regional Education Committee for the Crohn’s and Colitis foundation as well as the co-Chair of the MyIBD Learning Chicago (Patient and Caregiver) regional education program. He has taught in educational courses for the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and additionally is an Editorial contributor evaluating newsworthy IBD research weekly for Elsevier inc.’s digital platform, PracticeUpdate. Dr. Naik is also recognized by his peers as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor/Gastroenterologist in Chicago.

Dr. Naik strongly believes in the “need for improved access to high quality digestive health care. This begins with timely confirmation and personalized treatment of the problem at hand, and continues with maximizing long-term health and wellness. Preventative care and routine monitoring of chronic conditions helps maintain health and avoid emergency hospital care. Combining this healing of disease and feeling of wellness leads to drastically improved quality of life. The integrated care approach with nursing, pharmacy, nutrition, radiology, surgeons, and even multiple GI specialists determines a treatment plan that adapts to a patient’s needs. No one healthcare provider stands alone. Together, the team develops creative strategies to prioritize personalized steps to wellness. Most patients simply need more than just medication to feel better, they need an emphasis on holistic care.”

In his free time, Dr. Naik does enjoy breaking a sweat and is an avid Chicago sports fan, which has also allowed him to develop a good sense of humor throughout the years!

Languages spoken: English


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