Umberto Volta, MD

Umberto Volta, MD

The Reality of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and its Many Manifestations


Dr. Umberto Volta holds degrees in Cardiology and in Internal Medicine, as well as specialist diplomas in Cardiology and Vascular Diseases, and in Internal Medicine from the University of Bologna in Italy.

From 1986 to 2010 he served as Adjunct Professor of Diagnostic Immunopathology in the Postgraduate School of Internal Medicine at the University of Bologna, at which he is currently Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Ethics Committee of the University Hospital of Bologna.

From 2009-2011 Dr. Volta taught the Master’s Degree course “Celiac Disease: From Clinical Presentation to Management” at Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona.

From 2009-2011 he was Project Coordinator for the European Commission’s CD- MEDICS Project, which stands for  “Coeliac Disease Management, Monitoring and Diagnosis”.

In 2012 he was chairman of the International Conference on Celiac Disease, entitled “Mastering the Coeliac Condition: From Medicine to Social Sciences and Food Technology”, which was held in Florence, Italy.

Today, Dr. Volta is the Director of the Celiac Disease and Malabsorption Syndrome Center, at St. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna.

He is President of the National Scientific Committee of the Italian Celiac Association (AIC).

Dr. Volta’s principle areas of research are celiac disease, liver disease, atherosclerotic disease, and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

He has authored over 450 scientific publications, and he is a peer-reviewer for Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

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