Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University

The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center is one of a few centers in the United States that provides comprehensive medical care, including nutritional counseling, for adult and pediatric patients with celiac disease. The Center diagnoses and treats thousands of patients annually from around the world.

Celiac disease is a lifelong disorder characterized by intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Celiac disease affects children and adults. The genetic basis emphasizes the family nature of the disease.

The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University cares for children, adolescents and adults with celiac disease, and has become the world leader in research. It is through research that patient care advances and expert guidelines are established. Research leads to increased diagnosis, expert treatment, development of therapies and, eventually, a cure for those with the disease as well as prevention of the disease in the future generations. All major goals of the Center! Our research physicians also provide clinical care for patients.

All of the Center’s research is directed toward celiac disease clinical, epidemiology, and mechanisms of pathogenesis of celiac disease, and patient and physician education. Ranked #1 in the world for celiac disease research by, with more than 500 peer-reviewed research publications, the Center has a core of researchers who are leading some of the most important science in the field, through studies that touch on immunology, epidemiology, neurological and psychiatric disorders, pediatric issues, and nutrition, among other areas.


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