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Leonard, Maureen M., MD, MMSc

  • Clinical Director, Center for Celiac Research & Treatment
  • Instructor, Harvard Medical School

617-726-8705

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Overview

Departments

Pediatrics

Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Celiac disease
  • Gluten-related disorders
  • Gluten ataxia
  • Non-celiac gluten sensitivity
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Refractory celiac disease
  • Non-responsive celiac disease
  • Coeliac disease
  • Gluten intolerance
Medical Education
  • MD, New York Medical College
  • Residency, Tufts Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Pediatric and Adult
Gender
Female

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Biography

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.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

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).

 

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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News & Events

  • Maureen Leonard, MD, MMSc, In the News

    News coverage featuring Maureen Leonard, MD, MMSc, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Center for Celiac Research and Treatment.

  • Research Roundup December 2016

    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.

Contact

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-8705
Fax: 617-726-5961

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