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Dr Cynthia Rudert Atlanta Celiac Doctor

Cynthia S. Rudert | M.D., F.A.C.P.

Board Certified Gastroenterologist



​Specialties: Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance, & other gastrointestinal issues, 

including IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), & Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Years in Practice: 30


Cynthia S. Rudert, M.D., F.A.C.P., is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist in Atlanta, Georgia whose practice is primarily devoted to the screening and following of patients with Celiac Disease. With one of the largest practices in the United States that manages adults and teenagers with Celiac, she has evaluated over 1000 patients with Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.


Dr. Rudert sees patients from all over the United States for second opinion consults on a variety of gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Rudert’s focus is identifying the core causes of gastrointestinal issues with a comprehensive evaluation enabling her to treat underlying medical conditions that may have previously been undetected. Dr. Rudert then creates an individualized course of treatment tailored to each patient’s unique set of needs. Rather than just treating the symptoms of the disease, Dr. Rudert believes the best results are achieved by getting to the core cause of the problem and treating the disease accordingly.


Committed to educating the public, patients and physicians about this commonly missed disorder, Dr. Rudert lectures throughout the United States and Canada on Celiac Disease. She also lectures on inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.


Dr. Rudert is Medical Advisor for the Celiac Disease Foundation, the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America and for the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO). She is Medical Director for Atlanta Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), and founder and president of the Atlanta Women’s Medical Alliance, the largest alliance of female physicians in the United States.


In demand as an expert in Celiac Disease, she was the Keynote Speaker for multiple programs including the New England Celiac Conference, co-hosted with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard, and national GIG meetings. Dr. Rudert was the advising physician for the popular television series House which featured a segment concerning Celiac. Dr. Rudert is a former Assistant Professor of Medicine with Emory University.


Education & Training:

  • Emory University Residency, Internal Medicine, 1980 - 1982

  • Emory University Fellowship, Gastroenterology, 1982 - 1984

  • Grady Health System Residency, Internal Medicine, 1979 - 1980

  • University of Louisville School of Medicine, Class of 1979


Certifications & Licensure:

  • Certified in GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

  • Certified in Internal Medicine/American Board of Internal Medicine

  • GA State Medical License, Active through 2015


Medical Advisory Boards

  • Medical Director - Gluten Intolerance Group of Atlanta (present)

  • Medical Director – Atlanta Metro Celiacs (former)

  • Medical Advisor – Celiac Disease Foundation (2004 – present)

  • Medical Advisor – Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (2004 – present)

  • Advisory Board Member Atlanta Women’s Network Inc. (former)

  • Founder and President – Atlanta Women’s Medical Alliance (1993 – present)

  • Medical Advisory Board – Gluten-Free Living Magazine 


Awards & Honors

  • Morris Newberg Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine

  • Best Speaker – Emory School of Medicine 1989

  • Internal Medicine Board Review 1989, 1990

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians

  • Health Care Heroes Award 2002 – Physician Category (Atlanta Business Chronicle/MAG Mutual/Northside Hospital)

  • Physician of the Year and Founder of the Atlanta Women’s Medical Alliance

  • Women Out Front Day – Community Service Award – Georgia Tech 2004

  • Awarded for founding the Atlanta Women’s Medical Alliance – one of the largest alliances of female physicians in the U.S.


Membership in Societies:

  • Atlanta Women’s Medical Alliance – Founder and President

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • American Federation for Clinical Research

  • American College of Physicians

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

  • American Medical Association

  • American Medical Women’s Association

  • Medical Association of Georgia

  • Medical Association of Atlanta

  • Georgia Gastroentologic and Endoscopic Society

  • Atlanta Gut Club

  • Southern Medical Association

  • National Women’s Health Network

  • American Liver Foundation, Georgia Chapter – Medical Advisory Committee Member (former)

  • Gluten Intolerance Group of North America – Medical Advisor

  • Celiac Sprue Association/USA

  • Atlanta Metro Celiacs – Medical Director

  • Celiac Standardization Group – Organizing Committee

  • Celiac Disease Foundation – Medical Advisor

  • Medical Association of Georgia Council of Women, Co-Chair

  • Celiac Support Group of East Cobb – Medical Director



Dr. Rudert has provided interviews for multiple media outlets including TV, radio, and print. 



  • Radio guest on Sirius XM Satellite Radio on Doctor Radio, "Rehabilitative Medicine" with Dr. Jonathan Whiteson on latest non-invasive colon cancer test and more for Colon Cancer Awareness month.

  • Radio guest on New Radio 106.7 Doc Talk Show with Dr. Jeffrey Gallups on Cologuard, newest innovation in colon cancer testing.

  • Radio guest on Love 869 WAEC Radio,Real Health, Real Beauty with Tasha K on Celiac and Gluten Interolerance

  • Radio guest for Medical Talk Show AM 790 - Celiac Disease

  • Interviewed as guest on 11-Alive TV by Health Care Reporter Dr. Randy Martin

  • Guest speaker Radio Sandy Springs - “Celiac Disease”

  • Medical advisor – Celiac Disease – FOX television program “House” - March 2006

  • Guest speaker radio – Voice America Health and Wellness Channel – “Celiac Disease” – April 2006

  • Interviewed for article in February 2010 Issue of Delight GF Magazine on Celiac Disease



With over 500 invited speaking engagements U.S. wide and abroad on various topics in gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy, Dr. Rudert is an engaging, and informative speaker. Dr. Rudert is committed to educating the public, patients and physicians about celiac disease, a commonly missed but very treatable disorder.


Dr. Rudert is presently scheduling lectures, conferences, speaking engagements, and consultations. Please contact the main office number for availability: 404.943.9820  (See Dr. Rudert's scheduled events here.)


Topics Included:

  • Celiac Disease

  • Gluten Sensitivity / Gluten Intolerance.

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency

  • Serologic testing for inflammatory bowel disease

  • Testing for therapeutic drug levels & antibody formation with therapy for IBD

  • Updates in probiotic therapy

  • Other gastrointestinal issues


Audiences included:

  • Gastroenterologists

  • Primary Care providers

  • Physician's Assistants

  • NP’s

  • Consulting Pharmacists

  • Medical Directors

  • Long Term Care Providers

  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioners

  • Webinars scheduled for providers

  • US-wideSupport groups for Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

  • Other groups and organizations


"Recently, I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Cynthia Rudert, MD, speak at the Atlanta Metro Celiacs August Meeting. Though I’ve heard her speak before she always has new information to share and she’s the only doctor I’ve met that could get a job as a stand up comedian in a New York minute! In other words, if you get a chance to see her – you should take advantage of it! As often happens when people hear Dr. Rudert speak, people in the audience laughed and cried." T.J., Published in Events



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