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Dr. Alessio Fasano
Director of the Center for Celiac Research
Massachusetts General Hospital
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Dr. Alessio Fasano, Director ...
Dr. Alessio Fasano, Director and Founder of the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital and author of Gluten Freedom, will discuss the latest research on gluten intolerance and the relationship between the human microbiome and optimal health.
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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.
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.
is visiting professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School
is the author of Gluten Freedom, a book published by Wiley Health on celiac disease, gluten-related disorders, and the gluten-free diet.
Yet thereâ€™s very limited research to ...
Yet thereâ€™s very limited research to substantiate any of those beliefs, notes Alessio Fasano, M.D., director of the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Unless you have celiac disease or a true gluten sensitivity, thereâ€™s no clear medical reason to eliminate it, Fasano says.
The new findings put to rest ...
The new findings put to rest hopes that a child could avoid celiac disease if mothers breast-feed their babies and introduce gluten between 4 and 6 months old, said Dr. Alessio Fasano, co-author of one of the studies and director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
"Contrary to our strong belief, breast-feeding does not help to prevent celiac disease at all," Fasano
"We know some of the genes you must have to develop celiac disease, and if you have two copies of the gene, the risk of developing celiac disease increases dramatically," Fasano
However, it did delay the onset of celiac disease, which could prove vital in protecting a child's healthy development, Fasano
"A delay of 8 to 10 months can be important," he
SOURCES: Alessio Fasano, M.D., Ph.D., director, Center for Celiac Research and Treatment, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston, Mass.; Ivor Hill, M.D., pediatric gastroenterologist, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; Oct. 2, 2014, New England Journal of Medicine
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Alessio Fasano - Professor of Paediatrics
Professor Fasano is Professor of Pediatrics and is also chair of Professor in Physiology and Medicine at the Medical School of the University of Maryland where he directs the Mucosal Biology Research Center and the Center for Celiac Research.
Prof. Fasano has published more than 180 papers in international journals of high international prestige, and is inventor of 160 patents.
Prof. Fasano is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and has received many scientific awards for his pioneering work in the field of autoimmune diseases, including the' Innovator of the Year' Award by the State of Maryland (2005), finalist for the Director's Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health (2005), Best Academic / Industry Collaboration Award from the Chamber of Commerce of Baltimore (2006), the Entepreneur of the Year Award by the University of Maryland (2007), America's Top Doctor's Award (2007), and Researcher of the Year Award by the University of Maryland (2009).
Since 1995, his research was supported by the National Institute of Health without interruption.