Peter H R Green, MD

Dr. Peter H. R. Green is the Director of The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. He is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and Attending Physician at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Green received his medical degree from University of Sydney, Australia. After completing his Residency and GI fellowship in Sydney he became a Research fellow at Harvard Medical School and in the Gastroenterology Department at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology as well as a Member of the American Gastroenterologic Association and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Celiac disease has been Dr. Green’s focus over the last 10 years with equal concentration on patient care and research. He is one of the few physicians in the United States with an intense clinical and academic interest and expertise in celiac disease. As a result of the need for a coordinated approach for the medical care of patients with celiac disease Dr. Green established the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.  He is the author of the book Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic.

Dr. Green’s initial research involved studies of absorption of fats in the small intestine and the contribution of intestinal lipids to the lipids in the systemic circulation. His main clinical and research pursuits, over the last 12 years, have been in the clinical care and investigation of patients with celiac disease. As a result of his interest in this disease Dr. Green has cared for over 500 patients with this condition. He has developed research programs with colleagues at Columbia University and other institutions into the epidemiology, genetics, diagnosis and management of celiac disease and its complications. In addition, he has lectured on celiac disease at many medical institutions throughout the United States as well as national and international meetings.