Meet our Leading Medical Practitioner in Celiac Disease Detection and Treatment — Dr. Stefano Guandalini, MD


Dr. Stefano Guandalini, MD

Dr. Stefano Guandalini is an internationally recognized expert on celiac disease. He is Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago, and the founder of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. Dr. Guandalini’s clinical and research efforts have greatly influenced the way celiac disease is diagnosed and treated today. His work contributed to the revision of 20-year-old guidelines for celiac disease diagnosis.

imaware™ is privileged to have Dr. Guandalini as the celiac expert on our Medical Science team, supporting the design and development of our celiac disease test report so that it is both easy to understand for our consumers yet comprehensive for medical use. Dr. Guandalini also reviews our sample validation data to ensure the precision and accuracy of our celiac disease tests.

As the leading doctor in diagnosing celiac disease in the world, Dr. Guandalini’s influence and input into our testing methods and results is key to ensuring that the most accurate and leading methods of diagnosis are incorporated into the imaware™ results platform.

Dr. Guandalini received his medical degree from University of Messina Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He founded and served as first president of the SSCD (The Society for the Study of Celiac Disease) from 2011–2013. Dr. Guandalini also founded the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, one of the preeminent comprehensive centers for celiac disease in the country. He has been nominated one of “America’s Top Doctors” continuously since 2008 and as one of five best pediatric gastroenterologists in Chicago since 2013.

Dr. Guandalini is the author of over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He contributed more than 30 chapters to gastroenterology books and has also published as editor five books. He has presented more than 350 invited speeches at national and international meetings, and has organized 12 national and international meetings.

In a recent meeting with Dr. Guandalini, we had an engaging discussion on the future of celiac diagnosis and the integral role innovations in blood testing, and advancements in accessibility through digital channels, will play in helping to diagnose the more than 2M undiagnosed American adults who live with celiac disease. Our team is passionate about what the future holds — and we are working hard to get our innovations in your hands as soon as possible.

If you think you or a loved one may have celiac disease, please visit our website to learn more, and encourage them to be tested.


imawareis an advanced, ultra-precise at-home testing platform that empowers individuals with awareness of life-altering conditions such as celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease. We believe that home-based testing is one of the best ways to start a conversation with your doctor about achieving your health goals.