About the Center for Celiac Disease

The Center for Celiac Disease at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the United States. Each year, we support more than 2,000 children with celiac disease and their families.

Opened in 2006, the Center is run by a core team of dedicated gastroenterologists, pediatric nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered dietitians, psychologists and researchers. Social workers and child life specialists also collaborate to provide developmentally appropriate care and disease explanations.

This team is dedicated to providing specialized care and support for your child and your family, from confirming a diagnosis and providing a second-opinion evaluation to navigating the gluten-free lifestyle.

Why choose us

Caring for the entire family is what sets our Center for Celiac Disease apart from many other celiac clinics. Education and training is provided to patients as well as any caretakers involved in your child’s care.

Because there’s a genetic predisposition to celiac disease — and many who have it may not even display symptoms — experts at the Center also encourage everyone in the family to get screened for celiac disease.


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