Uma Mahadevan


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About me

Dr. Uma Mahadevan is one of the two medical directors 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 pouchitis, a common complication of a surgical treatment for colitis.

In research, Mahadevan is interested in developing novel therapies for IBD and is involved in trials of new drugs. She also studies pregnancy and fertility outcomes in women with IBD.

Mahadevan earned her medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Health System. She then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Mahadevan's research on IBD has been widely published in medical journals and books.

  • 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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