Advancing innovation in research, clinical care and education, Alessio Fasano, MD, has dedicated his life to improving the quality of life for people with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders. He founded the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1996 and moved the Center to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, Massachusetts in 2013, where he serves as chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

At MGH, Dr. Fasano oversees a clinical team that treats children and adults for celiac disease and issues related to gluten. As director of the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at MGH, he runs a research program with approximately 50 scientists and staff researching cystic fibrosis, celiac disease, shigella vaccine, necrotizing enterocolitis, autism spectrum disorder, and the emerging role of the gut microbiome in health and disease and other topics. He is widely sought after for his expertise in celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and is author of Gluten Freedom, with all proceeds supporting celiac disease research.