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Baltimore, Maryland 21201

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Director of the Center for Celiac Research

Massachusetts General Hospital


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

Advisory Board Member
Dr. Schär Institute

Scientific Advisory Board Member
Autism Research Institute

Member of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

Board Member

Member of Scientific and Medical Advisory Council

Advisory Board Member
Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation

Board of Trustees Member
Gluten Intolerance Group

Celiac Disease and Member
GIG's Medica..

Medical Advisor
CH.I.L.D. Foundation

Board Member
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scientific and Medical Advisory Board
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness


Medical Advisory Board Member

American Celiac Disease Alliance

NFCA’s Scientific/Medical Advisory Council.Â

Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Elected Member
American Society for Clinical Investigation

University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research

Appointed Member of the Board of Directors
Digestive Disease National Coalition

American Celiac Society

Alba Therapeutics Corporation


University of Naples School of Medicine

Allen Sedman M.D. Ph.D.

Arch Intern Med



Columbia University


Harvard Medical School


The University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research


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University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research


University of Maryland School of Medicine


University of Naples



University of Maryland


University of Maryland School of Medicine , Baltimore


University of Maryland School of Medicine Baltimore , Maryland

MD Co-director

University of Maryland Carol Fenster

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Gut & Brain in ASD - A. Fassano, M.D. | Autism Research Institute [cached]

Watch this presentation by pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Alessio Fasano discussing the impact of GI problems in children with ASD.

Learning Quiz & Certificate
Published: 04/23/2014 Length: 00:51:05
Alessio Fasano, M.D.
Dr. Fasano completed his medical training at the University of Naples in Italy, and in 1993 he founded the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Ten years later, Dr. Fasano published the groundbreaking study in the Annals of Medicine that established the prevalence rate of celiac disease at one in 133 people in the U.S. In 1996 Dr. Fasano founded the Center for Celiac Research, the first celiac center in the United States, which is currently located at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Clinical and research work at the Center has helped to identify the new disorder of non-celiac gluten sensitivity as a condition on the spectrum of gluten-related disorders. Dr. Fasano leads a team of researchers across nine countries and enjoys research partnerships with institutions around the world. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and he has received numerous awards for his translational science and other achievements. Dr. Fasano has been named one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly for five consecutive years (2007-2011) and was a 2005 finalist for the NIH Director's Pioneer Award. In the year 2000 Dr. Fasano's team discovered "zonulin," the molecule which regulates intestinal permeability, also known as "leaky gut", and their totally ground-breaking research has linked an overproduction of zonulin to the development of a series of autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes, celiac disease and multiple sclerosis.

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Dr. Alessio Fasano

Alessio Fasano, MD Director of Center for Celiac Research Director of Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center Chief of Division of P0ediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Alessio Fasano, M.D., founded the Center for Celiac Research in 1996 to offer state-of-the art research, clinical expertise and teaching for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gluten-related disorders, including celiac disease, wheat allergy and gluten sensitivity. In 2003 members of Dr. Fasano's research team established that celiac disease affects approximately 1 percent of the U.S. population, a significantly higher number than previously believed. Researchers from the Center also have recently identified molecular differences between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, a newly defined condition on the spectrum of gluten-related disorders.
During research designed to develop a cholera vaccine, Dr. Fasano uncovered a toxin, zonula occludens, which causes diarrhea by loosening the tight junctions and allowing intestinal permeability. Subsequently, the Fasano lab identified the protein zonulin, which controls this process. Dr. Fasano's research since established the role of zonulin in the pathogenesis of celiac disease and type 1 diabetes. Safety and efficacy testing of a zonulin inhibitor, Larazotide acetate, has been completed and plans are underway for Phase III clinical trials of the compound.
Dr. Fasano's lab is currently investigating the composition and changes in the gastrointestinal microbiota to help determine why some individuals with an inherited predisposition to celiac disease develop clinical disease while others do not. His lab is also investigating the role of the timing of gluten introduction to infants in the development of celiac disease and working to uncover a biomarker and to develop a diagnostic tool for gluten sensitivity. In addition, the Center is pursuing possible links between gluten-related disorders and conditions such as schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorder in certain subgroups of patients.

NTGIG Tips to New Celiacs [cached]

University of Maryland, Alessio Fasano, MD, Medical Director

Center for Celiac Research (CFCR), , 410-706-3734

Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon, & 10k [cached]

We believe this marathon will help in our effort to raise awareness of celiac disease,” says Alessio Fasano, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine and physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and medical director of the Center for Celiac Research.

Cookbook: YUM plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet [cached]

Alessio Fasano MD, Director, Center for Celiac Research and Treatment Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

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