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Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics

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Stefano Guandalini, MD
Stefano Guandalini, MD, is an internationally recognized expert on celiac disease, a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. He is also known for his expertise in the research and treatment of other diarrheal diseases in children.

Dr. Guandalini's clinical and research efforts have greatly influenced the way celiac disease is diagnosed and treated today. His work contributed to the revision of 20-year-old guidelines for celiac disease diagnosis.

Dr. Guandalini created the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center in response to the low rate of celiac disease detection in the United States. This innovative program is dedicated to patient care services, research, medical education and public awareness initiatives in order to increase the rate of celiac diagnoses and improve the lives of celiac patients. The Celiac Disease Center serves patients of all ages.

Dr. Guandalini is the past president of the Federation of International Societies for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. He was selected from a worldwide pool of candidates to be the first president of this federation.

Dr. Guandalini founded and has been the president of the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease.

He is also a widely recognized expert in probiotics and their effects in children and teenagers.

Dr. Guandalini has been ranked among America’s "Best Doctors" since 2008. In 2012, he received the prestigious title of "Master of Pediatrics" from the Italian Society of Pediatrics. In 2016, he published a "Textbook of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition."

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Messina

Residency

  • University of Messina

Fellowship

  • University of Naples

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
  • European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
  • Italian Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • American Society for Pediatric Research
  • Federation of International Societies for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1971

Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • English