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Maureen Leonard, MD, MMSc, is the Clinical Director of the Center For Celiac Research And Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and an Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School (HMS). She sees adult and pediatric patients with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, dermatitis herpetiformis, gluten ataxia and other gluten-related disorders.
Dr. Leonard obtained her medical degree from New York Medical College, completed her residency in general pediatrics at Tufts Medical Center and completed her fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at MGHf C. An associate investigator at the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at HMS, Dr. Leonard received a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Translational Investigation from HMS.
Dr. Leonard’s research is focused on predicting and preventing celiac disease through precision medicine. Precision medicine is an emerging approach to disease prevention and treatment that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle.
Her current work includes identifying biomarkers that can predict intestinal healing in patients with celiac disease, building translational models capable of predicting autoimmune disease in high-risk individuals and working with Dr. Alessio Fasano on the NIH-funded Celiac Disease: Genomic Environment Microbiome and Metabolomic Study (CDGEMM).
Dr. Leonard currently holds funding from theThrasher Research Fund, the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard, and the NIH (FDK109620A).
View my most recent publications at PubMed
News coverage featuring Maureen Leonard, MD, MMSc, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Center for Celiac Research and Treatment.
Research at the MGH is interwoven throughout more than 30 departments, centers and units, and is conducted with the support and guidance of the MGH Research Institute. The Research Roundup is a monthly series highlighting studies, news and events.
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