Dr. Anil Kesavan, MD

Dr. Anil Kesavan, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
39 y/o

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Dr. Anil Kesavan, MD is a pediatric gastroenterology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 39 years old and has been practicing for 14 years. Read his story

Rush Pediatric Medical Service Plan

1725 W Harrison St Ste 710

Chicago, IL 60612
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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more than 33% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 33% of peers
more than 31% of peers

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Dr. Kesavan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kesavan "Dr. Anil Kesavan is an Attending Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Rush University Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Rush Medical College. After receiving his B.A. in Neuroscience from Oberlin College, Dr. Kesavan completed his medical degree (M.D.) at the University of Illinois. He was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society during medical school. He went on to train at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center where he completed a residency in Pediatrics, followed by a subspecialty fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology. He is board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatrics. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Kesavan is actively involved in the teaching of medical students and pediatric housestaff in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. He is Co-Director of the Pediatric Celiac and Food Sensitivity Center at the Rush University Children's Hospital. He believes in the concept of "food as medicine" and has an interest in food intolerance, allergic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kesavan ""My goal is to provide exceptional care to children and adolescents in a compassionate and caring environment. I believe this starts with educating my patients and their families about their disease process in understandable terms. Every child that I take care of is unique; I strive to work closely with families to develop a personalized care plan that best fits their lifestyle. This allows for a family-centered care approach that is comprehensive and thoughtful. I am excited to be a part of an institution that shares this commitment.""


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysphagia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Intolerances
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jaundice
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vomiting Disorders


  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hydrogen Breath Test (HBT)
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Oberlin College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kesavan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kesavan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kesavan to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kesavan's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Chicago, IL |
Great doctor. Friendly, thorough, spends time explaining and going through things. My daughter doesn't usually like doctors, but Dr. K put her at ease. Can't recommend highly enough!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kesavan accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kesavan has admitting privileges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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Rush Oak Park Hospital
520 S Maple Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304
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