Thursday, June 18, 2015

Med School Café- 'Celiac Disease: Myths and Facts'

The June Med School Café will feature Dr. Anathasekar Ponnambalam, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and a pediatric gastroenterologist at the USA Children’s Specialty Clinic.

His lecture, titled “Celiac Disease: Myths and Facts,” will take place on June 30, 2015, at the USA Faculty Club, located at 6348 Old Shell Road on USA’s main campus. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation begins at noon.

During the talk, Dr. Ponnambalam will introduce celiac disease and describe its symptoms. Additionally, he will discuss how to diagnose the disease and the types of treatment options available. Dr. Ponnambalam will also address what happens if the disease is left untreated.

Dr. Ponnambalam earned his medical degree from Stanley Medical College located in Chennai, India. He completed his residency at State University in New York-Downstate in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Madras Medical College in Chennai, India. Following his residency, Dr. Ponnambalam completed his fellowship at State University in New York-Downstate.

The Med School Café lunch and lecture are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Kim Partridge at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available.
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