Prestigious research award for WCM-Q alumnus
Dr. Emad Mansoor
Class of 2014
Digestive Health Institute
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University
WCM-Q's Class of 2014 graduate, Dr. Emad Mansoor, has won the prestigious Fellows-in-Training Award at the meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology, held at the World Congress of Gastroenterology event in Orlando, Florida. He has been recognized for his research which found that patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, a debilitating autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the esophagus, are nine times more likely to have celiac disease than the general public. Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disorder in which consumption of the protein gluten, found in wheat, rye and barley, triggers an allergic reaction and causes damage to the small intestine, interfering with the absorption of nutrients from food.
Dr. Mansoor’s research has been conducted by examining diagnostic data of more than 35 million US residents collected over a five-year period. The findings of the study make a case for introducing routine screening for celiac disease among eosinophilic esophagitis patients.
During his time at WCM-Q, Dr. Mansoor was always admired for his talent and dedication. Following his graduation, he completed a three-year internal medicine residency program at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University, where he now serves as a gastroenterology fellow.
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