UMMC Celiac Disease Program

Led by Samra Blanchard, MD and Runa Watkins, MD, the Celiac Disease Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center have been on the forefront of diagnosing and treating celiac disease. Lead by Dr. Samra Blanchard and Dr. Runa Watkins, the Celiac Disease Program sees both children and adults from throughout the region and is one of the only dedicated celiac and gluten-related disorders practices in the state.

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Samra Blanchard, MD.

Samra Blanchard, MD

After graduating medical school in Istanbul University School of Medicine, Dr Blanchard completed her pediatrics residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She served as a chief resident at Cleveland Clinic. Prior ...

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Runa Watkins, MD.

Runa Watkins, MD

As I started my training in the field of pediatric gastroenterologist, my familiarity with Celiac Disease was lacking, as it was not a common diagnosis in the local patient population. Upon completing fellowship, I started as an Assistant ...

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