The Kogan Celiac Center

How We Can Help

The Kogan Celiac Center of RWJBarnabas Health offers comprehensive testing and treatment for Celiac Disease for adults and children. The Center is dedicated to providing expert services that include early assessment and diagnosis, treatment, education and support to improve the health and well being of those who live with Celiac Disease.

Meet Michelle Pasia, MPH, RDN
New Program Coordinator

Michelle Pasia, MPH, RDN, is a registered dietitian with a passion to help people create lifestyle changes that will greatly impact their life. She has spent her career counseling patients with celiac disease, gastrointestinal disorders, weight management and many other medical diagnoses. She enjoys providing the community with group education, cooking demonstrations, and creating gluten-free recipes and facilitating cooking classes that focus on carbohydrate awareness and gluten-free eating.

Services include:

Initial Assessment and Ongoing Nutrition Counseling
Celiac screening is done with lab work and a procedure completed by a gastroenterologist. The initial assessment will include a review of personal and family medical histories, all labs and procedures. Nutrition counseling is provided to help develop an understanding of how to live well with celiac disease. The program includes a comprehensive initial one-and-a-half-hour nutrition counseling session and three follow-up sessions within the first year, with additional sessions to be scheduled as needed. The education is individualized to each person.

Support Groups and Education
An ongoing, monthly support group is provided, with community education programs and outreach offered on a continuous basis. Visit our online calendar for upcoming dates and topics as well as to register.

Physician Referral
Access to physician specialists, such as gastroenterologists, is available for patients as needed through our System. On-going communication with and monitoring by each patient’s physician helps to assure that nutritional needs are being met.

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