Company: Massachusetts General Hospital
Job title: Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Alessio Fasano, MD, is the W. Allan Walker Chair and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) in Boston, Mass. A Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Fasano founded the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment in 1996, where he treats adults and children for gluten-related disorders. His visionary research, which established the rate of celiac disease at one in 133 people, led to the awareness of celiac disease as a growing public health problem in the United States.
Dr. Fasano is widely sought after as an expert in celiac disease, autoimmune disorders, intestinal permeability and the role of the gut microbiome in disease and health. He has been featured in media outlets around the world, including National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Daily Mail, Elle, TIME and other online and media outlets. He recently authored Gluten Freedom and is prinicpal investigator for a five-year, prospective study on the development of celiac disease in at-risk infants, the Celiac Disease Genomic, Environmental,Microbiome and Metabolomic Study (www.cdgemm.org).
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