The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University has established itself as a leader in the field, both nationally and internationally, by providing the highest quality, compassionate patient care for children and adults with celiac disease.
Celiac disease is a multisystem, autoimmune disorder that arises after genetically susceptible individuals eat gluten. Although the most common symptoms of celiac disease are gastrointestinal—mainly diarrhea—the disease can affect the liver, skin, bones, and nervous system.
At the Center, our strengths in the research and treatment of celiac disease are enhanced by our location within Columbia University Medical Center, which provides fertile ground for innovative research and translational studies across a variety of divisions, departments, centers, and institutes. All of the Center’s research is directed toward celiac disease and reflects the nature of celiac disease as a multisystem disorder.
In addition, extensive collaborative relationships have been established with other medical and subspecialist departments including endocrinology, bone metabolism, rheumatology, surgery, hematology, oncology, neurology and dental medicine. This team approach ensures that there is continuity in care, which is especially important for the youngest patients diagnosed with celiac disease. It is well known that children experience difficulty adhering to a gluten-free diet as they transition through the different developmental stages from childhood to young adulthood. Our approach ensures that each child we treat has an established relationship with a registered dietitian to supplement parental guidance at these vulnerable periods and throughout their adult lives.
For more information please visit the Celiac Disease Center website.