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, 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 MGHfC. 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. 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 on the NIH-funded Celiac Disease Genomic, Environment, Microbiome, and Metabolomic Study (CDGEMM) – www.cdgemm.org. Dr. Leonard currently holds funding from the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard and the NIH (FDK109620A), and has received funding by the Thrasher Foundation in the past.
You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook under the name @celiacdoc.