South Suburban Gastroenterology 

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our physician's training, professional credentials and work experience.

 

Matthew Horowitz, M.D.

Matthew Horowitz, M.D. attended college at Oberlin College in Ohio.  He received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, and completed his residency, Chief residency and fellowship training in Gastroenterology at the Chicago Medical School.  He subsequently completed a degree in Administrative Medicine and population health at the University of Wisconsin.

Prior to joining South Suburban Gastroenterology in 1991, he was the Chief of GI at Mount Sinai Hospital (Chicago) and Medical Director of the Sinai Medical Group.  Dr. Horowitz was a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Chicago Medical School and lecturer at the University of Illinois College Of Medicine, where he was involved in training Internal Medicine residents and GI fellows. Dr. Horowitz served as the Chairman of the Endoscopy Committee at Ingalls Memorial Hospital for a number of years.

Currently Dr. Horowitz is actively practicing all aspects of Gastroenterology.  He is additionally involved in the administration of our Endoscopy Center.  He is dedicated to the delivery of excellent and compassionate care and ongoing quality assurance.  He is board certified in Gastroenterology.

 

Robert C. Kaiser, M.D.

Robert C. Kaiser, M.D. attended college at Northwestern University.  He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency and a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Illinois Hospital.

After completing his gastroenterology fellowship, he joined South Suburban Gastroenterology in 1985.  Dr. Kaiser did serve as a consultant in clinical medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital for several years after starting private practice.  Unfortunately the demands of a busy private practice did not allow him to continue with that academic appointment.  Dr. Kaiser has served on a number of key positions at Ingalls Hospital including Chairman of the Endoscopy Committee and President of the medical staff.

Currently Dr. Kaiser is actively practicing in all aspects of gastroenterology.  He is dedicated to the delivery of an individualized plan of care in a compassionate manner.  He is Board Certified in gastroenterology.

 

Carl A. Robinson, M.D. 

Carl A. Robinson, M.D.  received his bachelor’s degree with honors in biology from Augustana College in Illinois. He earned his medical degree and completed his internal medicine training at Northwestern University. Dr. Robinson recently completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California.

Dr. Robinson is trained in both gastroenterology and hepatology. He is skilled in endoscopic procedures including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.
 

 

Dr. Rahul N. Julka, M.D. 

Dr. Rahul N. Julka completed his college education at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL, where he graduated with a Bachelor in Science degree in Health Sciences. He completed his medical school training and Internal Medicine residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. He then completed a Transplant Hepatology fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE, followed by completion of his Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR. Following this, Dr. Julka attained ABIM board certification in the fields of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Transplant Hepatology. He has worked in private practice in Illinois and Indiana since 2009. He has also served previously as an instructor for medical residents and students.

Dr. Julka’s primary interests in Gastroenterology include colon cancer screening and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). His primary interests in liver disease include acute liver failure and hepatitis C. He is an active community lecturer on topics such as hepatitis C and colon cancer screening. Dr. Julka believes in providing excellent medical care with compassion, empathy, and an individualized approach for each patient. He is trained in esophagogastroduodenoscopy, esophageal dilation, colonoscopy, colon polyp removal, and percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement.

 

Dr. Ballard, M.D. 

Dr. Ballard graduated from Johns Hopkins University and received his medical degree from Loyola University. He completed his internal medicine training at the University of Michigan and his gastroenterology fellowship at Indiana University. He further completed subspecialty training in advanced and therapeutic endoscopy at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he remained on faculty as assistant professor before returning home to join South Suburban Gastroenterology and GI Partners. Dr. Ballard has had numerous publications, abstracts and presentations in a variety of journals and at national gastroenterology meetings. His expertise includes all aspects of GI practice including endoscopy and colonoscopy, and particularly within biliary and pancreatic disease including EUS and ERCP, Barrett’s esophagus including radiofrequency ablation, and complex colonoscopy.