Alessio Fasano

Director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital

Location:
55 Fruit Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Company:
Massachusetts General Hospital
HQ Phone:
(617) 726-2000
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Last Updated 11/5/2017

General Information

Employment History

Medical Director  - Celiacs Online

Director  - Axial Biotherapeutics Inc

Quotes MGH Investigator  - U.S. News

Visiting Professor  - Harvard University

Education

M.D.  - 

M.D.  - Columbia University

M.D.  - Harvard Medical School

M.D.  - The University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research

M.D.  - University of Maryland A

M.D.  - University of Maryland School of Medicine

M.D.  - University of Naples

MA  - 

MD Co-director  - University of Maryland Carol Fenster

degree of gluten sensitivity  - 

Affiliations

Scientific Advisory Board Member  - Autism Research Institute

Medical Advisory Board Member  - National Celiac Association

Advisory Board Member  - North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology , Hepatology and Nutrition

Advisory Board Member  - Dr. Schär AG

Antihypertensive Agent  - CorePsych

Scientific and Medical Advisory Board Member  - National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

Director of the Center for Celiac Research  - University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research

Advisory Board Member  - Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation

Medical Advisory Board Member  - Celiac Disease Foundation

Board of Trustees Member  - Gluten Free

Medical Advisor  - CH.I.L.D. Foundation

Founder  - Alba Therapeutics Corporation

Celiac Disease and Member  - GIG's Medica..

Founder  - Mass General's Center for Celiac Research and Treatment

Member of Scientific and Medical Advisory Council  - NFCA

Board Member  - Johns Hopkins University

Program Member  - University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center

Scientific and Medical Advisory Board  - National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

Cofounder  - Alba’s

Medical Advisory Board Member  - News›Featured›CDF

Member  - American Celiac Disease Alliance

Board Member  - Emeritus Corporation

Member  - NFCA’s Scientific/Medical Advisory Council.Â

Editorial Board Member  - ADDR Editorial board

Founder  - Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Elected Member  - The American Society for Clinical Investigation

Appointed Member of the Board of Directors  - Digestive Disease National Coalition

Representative  - American Celiac Society

Web References  

Medical & Nutritional Advisors - National Celiac Association

Alessio Fasano, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Scientific/Clinical Advisory Board | Axial Biotherapeutics

Alessio Fasano, M.D.
W. Allan Walker Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Chief of Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Director of Center for Celiac Research and Treatment Alessio Fasano, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center (MIBRC) at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Dr. Fasano's current research expertise encompasses basic science focused on bacterial pathogenesis, gut microbiome composition and function in health and disease, the regulation of gut permeability, and intestinal mucosal biology and immunology, as well as translational science focused on the role of impaired intestinal barrier function in the pathogenesis of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, including celiac disease and type 1 diabetes. Dr. Fasano's group was responsible for the discovery of zonulin in 2000, a protein involved in the regulation of tight junctions, which is released in conditions of dysbiosis. Current research directed by Dr. Fasano is focused on the basic science of the gut microbiome and intestinal mucosal biology, as well as translational science focused on interventional clinical trials in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. He is founding co-chair of the MGH Research Institute's Microbiome Think Tank, which regularly brings together researchers, clinicians, entrepreneurs and other interested parties to discuss opportunities in the emerging field of microbiome research and therapeutic applications for microbial dysbiosis. Dr. Fasano is also Director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. He founded the Center, where he treats both adults and children for gluten-related disorders, in 1996. 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. The author of Gluten Freedom, Dr. Fasano is widely sought after as an expert in celiac disease, intestinal permeability and autoimmune disorders and 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 BBC and The Daily Mail.

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Faculty | MedMaps

Dr. Alessio Fasano
Dr. Alessio Fasano Dr. Alessio Fasano World-renowned pediatric gastroenterologist, research scientist, and entreprenuer Alessio Fasano, MD, is an expert on celiac disease and gluten-related disorders. In 1996, he founded the Center for Celiac Research, now at Massachusetts General Hospital. Treating patients of all ages, the Center offers research, clinical expertise and teaching for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gluten-related disorders including celiac disease, wheat allergy, and gluten sensitivity. Trained in Naples, Italy, as a pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Fasano was recruited to the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1993 and founded its Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Puzzled by the absence of children exhibiting symptoms of celiac disease in the clinic, he resolved to uncover the mystery of missing American "celiacs. His perseverance in the face of skepticism about celiac disease in the U.S. eventually led to his publication of the groundbreaking study in 2003 that established the rate of the autoimmune disorder at one in 133 Americans. In early 2013, Dr. Fasano was appointed division chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC). Dr. Fasano also heads the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center and is Associate Chief for Basic, Clinical and Translational Research for the Department of Pediatrics at MGHfC. He is visiting professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of Gluten Freedom, a book published by Wiley Health on celiac disease, gluten-related disorders, and the gluten-free diet.

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