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Nutrition, Obesity, and Celiac Sprue

Director: Octavia Pickett-Blakely, MD MHS

Nutritionist: Jung Kim, RD

Dieticians: Eva Fotiou, RD, Sue Kennedy, RD

CHOP: RItu Verma, MD, Celiac sprue, transitional medical care to adult program

To foster the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of patients with nutritional disorders (e.g. short gut syndrome) absorption disorders (e.g. celiac sprue) and obesity. The program is an interdisciplinary team that seeks also to conduct research in order to advance patient care, and to educate physicians, trainees and non-physician providers.

Information on Obesity

The Gastroenterology Division works in collaboration with the Penn Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program.  We do offer GI evaluations for all patients undergoing weight loss surgery. 

Information on Celiac Sprue

If you would like an evaluation for Celiac Disease, please contact Dr. Octavia Pickett-Blakely.

Patient Support Groups

Celiac Disease Foundation
Internet site: www.celiac.org

Celiac Sprue Association
Internet site: www.csaceliacs.org

Gluten Intolerance Group
Internet site: www.gluten.net
Email: CustomerService@gluten.net 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Internet site: www.digestive.niddk.nih.gove/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/index/htm
Email: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov



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