Pediatric Celiac Disease and Food Sensitivity Clinic

Food allergies and sensitivities can be complicated, especially in children. That’s why the Pediatric Celiac Disease and Food Sensitivity Clinic at Rush brings together a multidisciplinary team of specialists to tackle each child’s individual condition and needs. The clinic provides coordinated, compassionate care to children from birth to age 21.

Pediatric gastroenterologist Anil Kesavan, MD

The Pediatric Celiac Disease and Food Sensitivity Clinic provides comprehensive care for a wide range of pediatric conditions. It is one of the only clinics in the Chicago area that treats all of the following problems in one clinic:

  • Food allergy-related gastrointestinal disorders (e.g., eosinophilic esophagitis, food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome or FPIES)
  • Food sensitivities, including non-celiac gluten sensitivity
  • Food allergies
  • Other conditions that may benefit from dietary interventions (e.g., celiac disease, mast cell disorders)

At the clinic, pediatric allergists, pediatric gastroenterologists, dietitians and other pediatric specialists pool their expertise to address your child’s digestive and allergy issues and create a care plan.

As part of Rush University Children’s Hospital, clinicians at the clinic are dedicated to family-centered care. They believe families should play an integral role in determining the best care plan and treatment to address their child’s unique needs and lifestyle.

Rush also provides similar care to adults at the Celiac Disease and Food Sensitivity Clinic.

Remarkable Care for Kids

  • Expertise in celiac disease: Rush has two programs dedicated to helping people with celiac disease: the Rush Adult Celiac Disease Program and the Rush Celiac Disease and Food Sensitivity Clinic.
  • Nutritional support: Rush has registered dietitians who specialize in helping parents and children plan healthy, tasty, kid-friendly gluten-free diets.
  • Caring for the whole child: Pediatric psychologists at Rush University Children's Hospital can help you and your child cope with the emotional, social and physical challenges of having celiac disease and other food sensitivities.