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Sumona Saha, MD, is a gastroenterologist at UW Health who specializes in inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Saha treats people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and screens for colorectal cancer. She also has a clinical interest in caring for women who develop gastrointestinal disorders during pregnancy. Gastrointestinal disorders impact the digestive system, including the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach and intestines.
During office visits, Dr. Saha works to get to know her patients. She asks about their concerns and how their symptoms affect their daily lives. She focuses on the health of the whole person — and looks at how their gastrointestinal symptoms impact their nutritional, emotional and physical health.
Her goal is to offer patients the latest treatment options so they can feel better and move forward with their lives.
In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Saha also serves as a professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She researches complications of inflammatory bowel disease and the impact of the disease on women who are pregnant.
When away from the clinic, Dr. Saha enjoys spending time with her children, cooking Indian food and playing pickleball.
Sometimes, a chronic illness feels overwhelming — like there’s no way out. I help patients feel better and give them hope for a healthier, productive life.
Education & credentials
- Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
Gastroenterology, Rhode Island Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, RI
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
- Gastrointestinal Disorders in Pregnancy
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Research & publications
Dr. Saha was a recipient of the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health K1-12 award. She has conducted multiple studies evaluating the impact of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on various aspect of women's health including menstrual function, body image and sexual function. She has also investigated fertility issues in patients with IBD. She is the site principal investigator for several longitudinal, observational studies in patients with IBD as well as for several clinical trials involving novel therapies for IBD.