Small Bowel Malabsorptive Disorders: Celiac Disease and Other Entities


Celiac disease is a common and underdiagnosed small bowel disorder with a myriad of presenting signs and symptoms. There are also many clinically significant diseases that can resemble celiac disease histologically. Recent advances in the diagnosis of celiac disease and other small bowel malabsorptive disorders will be discussed, and the utility of key laboratory and clinical features will also be presented.

Originally presented on February 9, 2018 in Park City, Utah.

Lecture Presenter

John Hart, MD

John Hart, MD

Professor of Pathology and Chief of the Section of Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology
University of Chicago School of Medicine

Dr. John Hart graduated from the University of Iowa Medical School in 1986. He did his pathology residency at U.C.L.A. Medical Center in Los Angeles, followed by a Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology fellowship at the same institution. In 1991 he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago, Department of Pathology as an assistant professor, and rose to the rank of full professor in 2004. He is the chief of the Gastrointestinal and Hepatology Pathology section and director of the fellowship program. The fellowship has graduated more than a dozen GI pathologists who are now working in academic pathology departments throughout the United States. Dr. Hart has published more than 180 articles in the fields of gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology and has also authored numerous book chapters. He has lectured throughout the United States and in Europe and Asia. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the vice president of the Rodger Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the endoscopic and histologic features of celiac disease and its complications
  • Recognize the laboratory testing that is essential for a diagnosis of celiac disease
  • Describe the key clinical and histologic features of the numerous small bowel malabsorptive disorders that can mimic celiac disease

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories