Mayo fellow already an internationally recognized expert on celiac disease

Dr. Rubio Tapia poses in a library

Alberto Rubio Tapia, M.D., came to Mayo to start his career in academic medicine. Even before finishing his fellowship, he has already become an internationally recognized expert on celiac disease. He recently served as first author on the American College of Gastroenterology celiac disease guidelines. He also recently received the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Donald C. Balfour Award for Meritorious Research for his work on celiac disease.

Laura Raffals, M.D., program director for the Mayo Clinic fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology, says, “For most of us, it takes a long time to achieve a milestone such as this. Dr. Rubio Tapia did it even before finishing his fellowship. He is routinely invited to moderate sessions and lecture on celiac disease at meetings of the leading societies in gastroenterology. We are fortunate in our division to train many fellows who go on to achieve international success in this field. We are not sure if we have ever had a better candidate for the Balfour Award.”

Dr. Rubio Tapia is a recent graduate of Mayo's certificate program in clinical and translational science. 

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