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Carol E. Semrad, MD

Professor of Medicine

Carol Semrad, MD, is a gastroenterologist, specializing in small bowel diseases (celiac disease, diarrhea, malabsorption) and nutrition. She is a leader in the use of small bowel endoscopy (video capsule endoscopy and double balloon enteroscopy) for management of small bowel bleeding, ulcers, and tumors. She is member of the medical leadership team at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.

She has co-authored chapters on malabsorption and diarrheal diseases for major medical textbooks and directed courses on small bowel endoscopy. Dr. Semrad has also developed teaching material on clinical nutrition and the short bowel syndrome for the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). As chairperson of the University of Chicago Medicine’s Nutrition Advisory Committee, she oversees hospital policy on nutrition.

Dr. Semrad has received several awards including the AGA’s Senior Research Fellow Award and Research Scholar Award. She has also been named one of the nation's top gastroenterologists by U.S. News and World Report, and one of the city's top doctors by Chicago magazine.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

150 E. Huron
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Medical School

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Internship and Residency

The Presbyterian Hospital, New York (internal medicine)


Columbia University, New York (epithelial ion transport)
The Presbyterian Hospital, New York (gastroenterology)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York (nutrition)


American Association for the Advancement of Science
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Gastroenterology Research Group

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6921

Office Fax

(773) 702-2182

Office Postal Address

Carol Semrad, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4076
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Semrad

Using a mouse model, Dr. Semrad contributed to the discovery of key factors that may cause celiac disease in humans. Read more about her work.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Semrad's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.