Rochester, Minnesota




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.


Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Medicine


  1. Fellow Gastroenterology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Fellow - Postdoctoral Research-Celiac Disease (Mentor: Joseph A. Murray) Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. BASIC SCIENCE MASTERS Clinical and Translational Science, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. Resident - Internal Medicine National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubiran
  5. MD National Autonomous University of Mexico

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