Scientific & Medical Advisory Council

Rita Balice-Gordon, PhD
Vice President & Head, Integrative Neuroscience and Circuitry
Pfizer, Inc

Rachel Begun, MS, RDN, CDN
Rachel Begun Food and Nutrition Solutions

Keith Berkowitz, MD
Founder and Medical Director
Center for Balanced Health

Craig J. Brown, MD, FACS
Optometrist, Founding Partner
The Eye Center

Sheila E. Crowe, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACG, AGAF
Vice President
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
Professor of Medicine and Director of Research
Division of Gastroenterology
UC San Diego, School of Medicine

Anthony J. DiMarino, Jr., MD
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Nancy Patin Falini, MA, RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian, Private Practice (Celiac)

Alessio Fasano, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Director, Center for Celiac Research
Director, Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital

Paolo Fortina, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Cancer Biology and Medical Oncology
Director, Cancer Genomics Laboratory
Thomas Jefferson University

Marla J. Gold, MD
Professor, Health Management and Policy
Drexel University School of Public Health

Gary M. Gray, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
Director, Celiac Management Clinic
Stanford University Medical Center 

Edward J. Hoffenberg, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Children's Hospital Colorado
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Donald D. Kasarda, PhD
Collaborator, Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ciaran P. Kelly, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Celiac Center & Director Gastroenterology Fellowship Training
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Daniel A. Leffler, MD, MS
Medical Director, Clinical Science
Gastroenterology TAU
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Director of Research
The Celiac Center at BIDMC
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School

Robert H. Lerman, MD, PhD
Functional Medicine Research Center
MetaProteomics, Inc. 

Ted Malahias, DDS
Dental Consultant
Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University

Robert A. Mangione, EdD, RPh
Dean and Professor
College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
St. John's University

Stanton B. Miller, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor 
Jefferson School of Population Health
Assistant Professor
Director, LIMR Center for Public Health Research
Lankenau Institute of Medical Research

Gerard E. Mullin, MD 
Associate Professor of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital 

Joseph A. Murray, MD
Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Michelle Pietzak, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
USC Keck School of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Ludvig M. Sollid, MD
Professor of Medicine
Rikshospitalet University Hospital

Warren Strober, MD
Section Chief, The Mucosal Immunity Section
National Institutes of Health

Ritu Verma, MD
Section Chief, Gastroenterology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

NIH Liaison

Stephen P. James, MD
Director, Division of Digestive Diseases & Nutrition
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Program Advisors

Rita Balice-Gordon, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania Medical School

Joseph A. Murray, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine







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