Celiac Disease Clinic
Vanderbilt’s Celiac Disease Clinic is the only dedicated celiac clinic in the Southeast. Treating celiac disease involves much more than avoiding gluten. We can help you manage the many aspects of this chronic illness. Celiac disease, sometimes called celiac sprue, can affect your body’s nutrition, the health of your bones, your risk for other autoimmune diseases, your mental health and more. We offer comprehensive care to patients with celiac disease.
Conditions We Treat
We help you manage the many aspects of celiac disease, including:
- Unexplained weight loss
Meet Your Care Team
Dawn W. AdamsMD, MS
- Celiac, Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Nutritional Deficiencies and Weight Loss
Kimberly A. CurrierMSN, APRN
- Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Nutritional Deficiencies and Weight Loss
Ankita M. SisselmanMD
- Celiac, Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Nutrition, Nutritional Deficiencies and Weight Loss
Why Choose Celiac Disease Clinic at Vanderbilt
- Specialized care
We are the only clinic in the Southeast focused completely on celiac disease. Our dietitians are experts in celiac-related nutrition and will create a personalized, balanced, gluten-free diet for you. Managing this chronic illness involves much more than diet. Our specialists offer screening tests appropriate for you, then help you manage symptoms and care for celiac-related health problems.
- Team approach
Our team includes doctors, nurses, registered dietitians and pharmacists, all with special training in nutritional health.
- Recognized care
We are a recognized clinic in the Celiac Disease Unit Recognition Program (CDURP) developed by the Society for the Study of Celiac Disease. Clinics in this program have demonstrated a high level of care for people with celiac disease.
- Clinical trials
As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial.
We take referrals from healthcare providers outside Vanderbilt as well as patient self-referrals.
- Online health portal
We want to make your experience as seamless and stress-free as possible. You can contact your care team directly by phone or use our secure online portal, My Health at Vanderbilt, to send messages, schedule appointments, manage medications and access your medical records.
- Support services
We offer ongoing support services to ensure that you find the support you need to feel better, physically and emotionally. In many of our specialized programs, our patient navigators can help you obtain medical records, schedule appointments, address questions or concerns and assist with lodging. We can also connect you to support services, support groups and other community resources.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
- Blood tests
- Education to support lifestyle changes
- Nutritional support
- Screening for nutritional deficiencies
- Screening for refractory celiac disease