Our Mission is to Cure Celiac Disease
The University of Chicago Medicine is internationally recognized as the most comprehensive celiac center in the world. We provide expert diagnosis and treatment for both children and adults as well as extensive patient education and support. Our groundbreaking research and innovative programs are dedicated to finding a cure for celiac disease. As we work toward the cure, we're raising awareness and diagnosis rates through education and advocacy efforts.
Educating Our Patients
People with celiac disease often receive no instruction on the only medical intervention to treat their condition: strict adherence to a gluten-free diet for life. As a result, newly diagnosed patients struggle to learn the diet on their own, often consuming gluten by mistake and delaying their recovery. The UChicago Medicine Celiac Disease Center is working to properly educate patients and medical professionals around the world.
- What is celiac disease?
- What are the symptoms of celiac disease?
- How is celiac disease diagnosed?
- How is celiac disease treated?
Celiac Disease Resources
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Whether you are a researcher, clinician or someone living with celiac disease, you may find our events of interest.Attend an upcoming event
If you’d like to support our efforts to cure celiac disease, learn how to make a donation today.Find out how you can support us
It's important to learn how to manage celiac disease. With this free guide you’ll learn common signs and symptoms associated with celiac disease; information about genetic testing, antibody testing, and follow-up testing; tips on dining out, travel and cooking safely at home; and the most common myths about celiac disease.Download our free essentials eBook
Our team works year-round to educate people with celiac disease and the public about diagnosing and treating this condition.Read our answers to real patient questions
Finding a Cure for Celiac Disease
Our world-renowned celiac disease researchers are working towards curing celiac disease every day. We have one of two research teams in the world that is working to understand the nature of the immune system in the gut and the intestine's earliest response to the presence of gluten.Learn more about our research
Telemedicine at UChicago Medicine
For your convenience and safety, we offer secure and easy virtual visits for most non-urgent visit types. Our digestive disease care providers can assess your symptoms, make a diagnosis, recommend treatment and send prescriptions to your pharmacy.
Whether you are facing a complex health issue or difficult treatment decision, getting a second opinion can help you make an informed decision about your care. Get an online second opinion from one of our experts without having to leave home.
Request an Appointment
You can also make an appointment with our providers by:
– Scheduling a virtual video visit to see a provider from the comfort of your home
– Requesting an online second opinion from our specialists
– Filling out an online questionnaire (e-visit) to get a same-day diagnosis and treatment for common conditions.
To speak to someone directly, please call 1-888-824-0200. If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.
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Understanding Celiac Disease
What does it take to find out if a child has celiac disease? We spoke with Dr. Ritu Verma, medical director of UChicago Medicine’s Celiac Disease Center, and Dietitian Macy Mears to answer this question and more.