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