Dr. Uma Mahadaven

Gastroenterologist · Ulcerative Colitis · Crohn's Disease · San Francisco, California
  • 85 Publications

Dr. Uma Mahadevan is a Professor of Medicine at UCSF and Medical Director of the UCSF Center for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. Dr. Mahadevan's areas of expertise in IBD include pregnancy and fertility outcomes, microscopic colitis, the development of new therapies in clinical trials, and pouchitis. As a researcher, she has been widely published in various medical journals and books including Gut and American Journal of Gastroenterology, and also serves as associate editor and reviewer for several gastroenterology journals.

“Data have shown increased anxiety and depression among women and men with IBD, but more so in women based on available data, particularly if they have ileostomies or perianal disease, or if they’re afraid to go out because they have significant bowel symptoms. These are issues that impact their quality of life, their overall health and their seeking of health care, but they may not be adequately addressed. So as their gastroenterologist, you should be asking them if they have issues with anxiety and depression, referring them to appropriate counselors, and also just informing them that it’s not uncommon to have these issues. It’s very common to have those types of concerns, but they may not always be raised at the physician’s office by the patients themselves.”
-Dr. Uma Mahadevan


University of california san francisco school of medicine

Professor of Clinical Medicine

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

University of california san francisco crohn s and colitis disease center

Medical Director

University of California San Francisco: Crohn's and Colitis Disease Center · 2002 - Present

The UCSF Colitis and Crohn's Disease Center provides comprehensive care for patients with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and other GI disorders. The Center’s faculty and staff actively work to find a cure for IBD, remaining at the forefront of pathophysiological research and the development of new drugs for treating the disease. The center's team of gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, immunologists, nutritionists, psychologists, ostomy nurses and social workers collaborate regularly to discuss cases and create treatment plans designed to improve the overall quality of patients’ lives.


Mayo clinic

Fellowship, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Mayo Clinic · 2001

University of california san francisco school of medicine

Fellowship, Gastroenterology

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine · 2001

Mount sinai hospital

Residency, Internal Medicine

Mount Sinai Hospital · 1998

State university of new york brooklyn college of medicine

Medical Degree

State University of New York, Brooklyn College of Medicine · 1995


Dr. Uma Mahadaven has been involved in 85 publications. View publications ›


Dr. Uma Mahadaven is affiliated with University of California San Francisco: Gastroenterology at Mount Zion at 120-1701 Divisadero St, san francisco, california, 94115, United States.