Today we are honored to kick off a series of videos about celiac disease from The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.
Center director Dr. Peter Green and his colleagues spoke at the Thought Leader’s Program in June 2010 at Columbia University Medical Center.
In this video Dr. Green introduces the center and recounts how it started out in his office, and how the center brought in specialists in various disciplines to address celiac disease.
A champion of celiac disease education and research, Dr. Green reveals the scope of the disease around the world and some of the challenges it presents.
About the Center
The Celiac Disease Center was established within the Department of Medicine at Columbia University in 2001. Its mission: to redefine the future of celiac disease and treatment on an ongoing basis, through continuing advances in research, patient care, and physician and public education.
Under the guidance of Peter Green, MD, one of a few recognized experts on celiac disease in the United States, the Center has become world-renowned for its services and programs and is one of the first medical school supported centers in the United States dedicated to the treatment and study of celiac disease.
The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University is the only center in the United States that provides comprehensive medical care, including nutrition, for adult and pediatric patients with celiac disease. All of the Center’s research is directed toward celiac disease—clinical epidemiology, and mechanisms of celiac disease and patient and physician education.
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