Stefano Guandalini, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Section Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Founder and Medical Director, University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
Stefano Guandalini, MD, is an internationally recognized expert on celiac disease, a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. He is also known for his expertise in the research and treatment of other diarrheal diseases in children.
Dr. Guandalini's clinical and research efforts have greatly influenced the way celiac disease is diagnosed and treated today. His work contributed to the revision of 20-year-old guidelines for celiac disease diagnosis. These guidelines are now used worldwide for the diagnosis of celiac disease in both children and adults.
Dr. Guandalini created the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center in response to the low rate of celiac disease detection in the United States. This innovative program is dedicated to patient care services, research activities, medical education, and public awareness initiatives in order to increase the rate of celiac diagnoses and improve the lives of celiac patients. The Celiac Disease Center serves patients of all ages.
Dr. Guandalini is the past president of the Federation of International Societies for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. He was selected from a worldwide pool of candidates to be the first president of this federation.
Dr. Guandalini is the president of the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease.
He is also a widely recognized expert in probiotics and their effects in children and teenagers.
Dr. Guandalini has been ranked among America’s "Best Doctors" since 2008. In 2012, he received the prestigious title of "Master of Pediatrics" from the Italian Society of Pediatrics.
The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
Child Life Center
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University of Messina
University of Messina, Italy
University of Naples, Italy
American Society for Pediatric Research
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Read More About Dr. Guandalini
Our Science Life blog featured a Q&A with Dr. Guandalini about probiotics and prebiotics. Read the post.
Dr. Guandalini talks about caring for children with celiac disease in an advertorial that originally appeared in Chicago Parent.
In 2005, Dr. Guandalini and other renowned celiac disease experts published new guidelines on celiac disease diagnosis.
View a partial list of Dr. Guandalini's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.