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Patient Insights: What I Wish You Knew About Me and My IBD (With Slide Notes in Urdu)


A South Asian woman with IBD describes the structural and cultural barriers to care that prevented her from accessing health care in a timely and effective manner, with slide notes available in Urdu.

Released: July 21, 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

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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Provided by Clinical Care Options, LLC in partnership with the South Asian IBD Alliance (SAIA)

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

Bristol Myers Squibb

Hollister, Inc.

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies


Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.