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Dr. Alessio Fasano

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Medical Director

Phone: (410) ***-****  HQ Phone
Center for Celiac Research
20 Penn Street Room S303B
Baltimore , Maryland 21201
United States

Company Description: The University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Celiac Disease patients, while learning the cause of the...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Director of the Center for Celiac Research
    University of Maryland
  • Medical Director of the Center for Celiac Research
    University of Maryland
  • Director of the Mucosal Biology Research Center
    University of Maryland
  • Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Physiology
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Director of the Center for Celiac Research
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Medical Director of the Center for Celiac Research
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Director of the Center for Celiac Research
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Director of the Center for Celiac Research
    MassGeneral Hospital
  • Director, Center for Celiac Research and Treatment
    MassGeneral Hospital
  • Director
    Mucosal Biology Research Center
  • Medical Director With the Center for Celiac Research
    University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Pediatric Gastroenterologist
    University of Maryland Medical Center

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • M.D.
  • MD
  • MD ed.
  • Arch Intern Med
199 Total References
Web References
Faculty | MedMaps
www.medmaps.org, 16 Feb 2015 [cached]
Dr. Alessio Fasano
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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.
Board & Advisors | NFCA
www.celiaccentral.org, 18 Nov 2014 [cached]
Alessio Fasano, MD Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Director, Center for Celiac Research Director, Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center
Alessio Fasano, MD. ...
glutenfreeworks.com, 21 Feb 2012 [cached]
Alessio Fasano, MD. Co-founder of Alba Therapeutics
The investigational drug, Larazotide Acetate, was developed by Alba Therapeutics. It passed Phase I trials and is now being studied to determine how effective it is in different doses and whether side effects develop. Alba Therapeutics was co-founded by celiac disease researcher, Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Celiac Disease Center at the University of Maryland.1
The therapy is based on Dr. Fasano's discovery that tight junctions between cells in the intestine can be opened or closed and that gluten relaxes these junctions.
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Dr. Fasano discovered the potentially therapeutic utility of down-regulating intestinal permeability of celiac disease.1 In other words, he discovered that (more...)
Tags: Alba Therapeutics, Alessio Fasano, Celiac disease, Drug, Larazotide Acetate, Research, Study, Therapy
Clinical Advisory Board
www.albatherapeutics.com, 18 Mar 2009 [cached]
Alessio Fasano, M.D.
Dr. Fasano is a Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Physiology, and Director of the Mucosal Biology Research Center at the University of Maryland. He came to University of Maryland from Italy in 1993 with an interest in broadening his studies of enteric pathogenesis, especially enteric toxins, and rose to the position of Professor in six years. In 1993 Dr. Fasano founded the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, and has served as its director since that time. He also founded the Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology Section at the Center for Vaccine Development. In 1996, he established the Center for Celiac Research, a unique facility that offers state of the art research, teaching, and clinical expertise for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Celiac disease. He is an accomplished author and speaker and inventor of over 100 patents. Dr. Fasano's scholarly efforts have focused on the pathophysiology of intercellular tight junctions. Through a series of peer reviewed, published studies, Dr. Fasano described an intestinal mammalian analogue of a Vibrio cholerae derived protein, which reversibly opens intestinal tight junctions. Dr. Fasano named this protein zonulin, and subsequently confirmed its participation in physiological regulation of intercellular tight junctions in a wide range of epithelia beyond the intestine.
Celiac Disease Foundation Medical Advisory Board
www.celiac.org, 29 Oct 2012 [cached]
Alessio Fasano, MD University of Maryland, Baltimore
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