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Turning the Tide for South Asian IBD: Influences and Implications for Culturally Competent IBD Care

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A South Asian patient and South Asian gastroenterologist review the challenges of obtaining an IBD diagnosis and an appropriate treatment regimen for people living in South Asia or who are among the diaspora.

Released: March 28, 2023



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 

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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.

Faculty Disclosure

Sabina Ali, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Madhura Balasubramaniam, MA, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.