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Breaking Borders:
South Asians With IBD in the Mainland and Beyond


In these unlocked downloadable slides, patients and healthcare professionals present the challenges and cultural barriers to IBD care that affect South Asian patients with IBD worldwide.

Released: May 05, 2023



Tauseef Ali

Tauseef Ali, MD, FACG, AGAF

Medical Executive Director
SSM Health Crohn’s and Colitis Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Tina Aswani-Omprakash

Tina Aswani-Omprakash, MPH

President and Co-Founder, South Asian IBD Alliance
Mount Sinai Department of Medicine
Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology
New York, New York

Neil Nandi

Neil Nandi, MD, FACP

Associate Professor Of Clinical Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School Of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sabina Ali

Sabina Ali, MD

Clinical Professor
Department of Pediatrics/Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Madhura Balasubramaniam

Madhura Balasubramaniam, MA

PhD Student
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Madras 
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India 

Sumit Bhatia

Sumit Bhatia, MBBS, MD, DM

Senior Consultant 
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 
Paras Hospitals 
Gurgaon, Haryana, India 

Parakkal Deepak

Parakkal Deepak, MBBS, MS, FACG 

Vice-President, South Asian IBD Alliance
Director of Clinical and Translational Research
Associate Professor of Medicine 
Division of Gastroenterology
John T. Milliken Department of Medicine 
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis 
St. Louis, MO, USA

Neha D. Shah

Neha D. Shah, MPH, RD, CNSC, CHES

Senior Dietitian 
Colitis and Crohn's Disease Center 
University of California, San Francisco 
San Francisco, California 

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Provided by Clinical Care Options, LLC in partnership with the South Asian IBD Alliance.

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This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc,  Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, Lilly, Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), and Hollister, Inc.

Bristol Myers Squibb

Hollister, Inc.

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies


Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.