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Uma Mahadevan


Director, Colitis and Crohn's Disease Center
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Dr. Uma Mahadevan is a gastroenterologist and director of the UCSF Colitis and Crohn's Disease Center. She is an expert on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), particularly as it relates to pregnancy and fertility, and on managing patients with complex Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

In research, Mahadevan is interested in digital health for IBD and developing novel therapies for IBD, and she is involved in trials of new drugs and dietary therapies.

Mahadevan earned her medical degree from the SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University College of Medicine, part of the State University of New York system. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Health System, a fellowship in gastroenterology at UCSF, and a fellowship in IBD at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

  • Education

    State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine, 1995

  • Residencies

    Mount Sinai Medical System, Internal Medicine, 1998

  • Fellowships

    Mayo Clinic, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 2001

    UCSF Medical Center, Gastroenterology, 2001

  • Board Certifications

    Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Since knowledge is power, I focus on educating my patients so they can take control of their IBD and their lives.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    112 Ratings
    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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    Knew the important information about your medical history
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    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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    The provider spent enough time with me
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    Decorative Caduceus

    A Multicenter National Prospective Study of Pregnancy and Neonatal Outcomes in Women With Infla...