The Kogan Celiac Center

at RWJBarnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center

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Improving the health and well-being of adults and children living with celiac disease and digestive health issues.

How We Can Help

A 100 percent gluten-free lifestyle is more than eating gluten free. It is a new way of life which involves learning new things such as how to read food labels and navigate social situations. As the only celiac center in New Jersey, The Kogan Celiac Center is dedicated to providing adult and pediatric patients with comprehensive counseling, expert assessment, community-based education, support groups and resources to help make the transition easier.

It is important for those who suspect they have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance be properly screened before beginning a gluten-free diet and receive appropriate education from a dietitian.

Meet Michelle Pasia, MPH, RDN, Program Coordinator

Michelle Pasia, Program CoordinatorMichelle received her undergraduate degree in nutrition and completed a nutrition internship at Syracuse University. She has a master’s degree in Public Health from Hunter College, New York, NY. With a passion for providing life-changing education to patients with celiac disease, Michelle gives them the support they need to live their lives. She also counsels patient with digestive health needs such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other nutrition areas.


Initial Assessment and Ongoing Nutrition Counseling

The program include a comprehensive initial assessment to understand the gluten-free diet, label reading and how to navigate a healthy life. Follow-up sessions, based on each patient’s needs, include additional support and individualized education.

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 RWJBarnabas Health. Ongoing communication with and monitoring by each patient’s physician helps to assure that nutritional needs are being met.

FAQs about Celiac Disease

Contact the Kogan Center for more information: 973-322-7272.

Patient Stories

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