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.
Dr. Semrad is a co-investigator on studies designed to define T cell mediated intestinal injury in celiac patients. She educates medical students, residents and fellows in the area of small intestinal diseases and clinical nutrition.
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.
The University of Chicago Medicine
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
Year Started Practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Internship and Residency
The Presbyterian Hospital, New York (internal medicine)
Columbia University, New York (epithelial ion transport)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
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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.
View a partial list of Dr. Semrad's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.