Alberto Rubio-Tapia, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His principal research interest is celiac disease (gluten sensitive enteropathy).
Celiac disease is a common inflammatory condition of the small intestine, induced by gluten (a complex protein present in foods processed from wheat, barley, and rye). Celiac disease has diverse clinical manifestations that resemble a multi-systemic disorder rather than an intestinal disease.
The primary areas of research of Dr. Rubio-Tapia are the epidemiology, clinical outcomes, and complications of celiac disease.
He has special interest in the study of:
- Risks associated with having undetected celiac disease
- Impact of celiac disease on women's health
- Medical follow-up in celiac disease
- Small intestine mucosa recovery
- Causes and management of non-responsive celiac disease
- Prognostic models for refractory celiac disease
Dr. Rubio-Tapia research activities are part of the Mayo Clinic Celiac Disease Research Program.