Meet the Pediatric Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivities Team


Samra S. Blanchard, MD

Samra S. Blanchard, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Runa Diwadkar Watkins, MD

Runa Diwadkar Watkins, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Constance Chamberlin, RD
Support Staff

Pamela Cureton, RD
Support Staff
Special Interests: Pediatric and Adult Celiac Disease and Dietary Treatment

Ryann Diehl, RD 
Support Staff
Special Interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Ryann Diehl, one of the outpatient Pediatric Dietitians at the University of Maryland Medical Center, a graduate of James Madison University with a degree in Dietetics, marathon runner, active youth mentor and experimental chef in her own kitchen. She loves to hike, prepare new recipes, explore new coffee shops and farmers markets and meet new people. Ryann has a passion for education and mentorship with the realm of pediatric nutrition, specifically with an ultimate goal of playing a part---however small or big--in the reversal of childhood obesity.

Elaine Leonard-Puppa, RN, Med, DHA, CCRP
Research Specialist
Special Interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Celiac Disease

Elsie Stines, RN, MS, CPNP 
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Special Interest: Pediatric Gastroenterology; Failure to Thrive; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Constipation/Encopresis

Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivities Team