Darren M. Brenner, MD is an Instructor of Medicine and Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. During his third year of fellowship, he served as chief fellow for the division.
Dr. Brenner's research and clinical interests include pharmacologic and alternative treatments for irritable bowel syndrome, and pelvic floor disorders. He is currently the principle gastroenterologist on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), funded, multicenter project investigating the efficacy of minimal, contact cognitive behavioral therapy for irritable bowel syndrome. In addition, he is actively involved in the surgical residency endoscopy training program and is spearheading the anoerctal manometry program at Northwestern. His most recent publications have evaluated the utility of probiotics for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Brenner is the recipient of several honors and awards and is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Gastroenterology.