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Ece Mutlu, Gastroenterologist, Internal Medicine



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Dr. Ece Mutlu is a board-certified gastroenterologist in the Division of Internal Medicine at UI Health. Dr. Mutlu focuses on treating patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, including ulcerative colitis, Crohn's, microscopic colitis, and collagenous colitis; colon polyps and cancer; and eosinophilic diseases of the digestive tract. She as a special interest in diet and nutrition in digestive-disease prevention and treatment, and she routinely performs gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy, including specialized procedures such as chromoendoscopy, capsule endoscopy, and large-polyp removals. Dr. Mutlu's collaborative spirit with referring physicians and other providers helps assure multidisciplinary approaches to find the best possible outcomes for her patients, and her diligent approach to patient care and safety has earned her top-physician awards. In addition to clinical care, Dr. Mutlu is nationally and internationally known for her patient-oriented research studying nutrition and the intestinal microbiome. Her work has been supported by foundations and federal agencies. She serves on multiple advisory panels, conducts clinical trials, teaches, lectures, and publishes in the same fields.

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Language : English, Turkish

specialties & services

  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy


Specialty Care Building, 4th Floor

1009 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60612


  • Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center — Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Loyola University Medical Center — Maywood, IL
  • Internship: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Medical School: Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine — Turkey
  • Postgraduate: Rush University — Chicago, IL
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology)