Carol E. Semrad, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Carol E. Semrad, MD

Professor of Medicine

Carol Semrad, MD, is a gastroenterologist, specializing in small bowel diseases (celiac disease, diarrhea, malabsorption) and nutrition. She is a leader in the use of small bowel endoscopy (video capsule endoscopy and double balloon enteroscopy) for management of small bowel bleeding, ulcers, and tumors. She is member of the medical leadership team at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.

She has co-authored chapters on malabsorption and diarrheal diseases for major medical textbooks and directed courses on small bowel endoscopy. Dr. Semrad has also developed teaching material on clinical nutrition and the short bowel syndrome for the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). As chairperson of the University of Chicago Medicine’s Nutrition Advisory Committee, she oversees hospital policy on nutrition.

Dr. Semrad has received several awards including the AGA’s Senior Research Fellow Award and Research Scholar Award. She has also been named one of the nation's top gastroenterologists by U.S. News and World Report, and one of the city's top doctors by Chicago magazine.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

  • Diarrheal Diseases
  • Nutrition Education
  • Malabsorption Syndromes
  • Celiac Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Gastroenterology Research Group
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology

Practicing Since

  • 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Residency

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Fellowship

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr.

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