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Medicine in our Backyard with Nimisha K. Parekh, MD, MPH & Steven D. Mills, MD

Getting a Grip on Crohn’s Disease

Medicine in our Backyard

 The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation in collaboration with UCI Health is pleased to present the 2022-2023 season of Medicine in Our Backyard featuring an extraordinary group of renowned doctors and researchers speaking on a wide range of topics. The UCI doctors present the latest studies and newest technologies in an engaging online forum. This series is funded in part by the generosity of long time Newport Beach Public Library Foundation members Mike and Polly Smith


Parekh,Nimisha-01-BPX_0392Getting a Grip on Crohn’s Disease

Nimisha K. Parekh, MD, MPH
Medical Director, UCI Health Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine
Associate Dean, Faculty Development
UCI School of Medicine





Steven D. Mills, MD
Surgical Director, UCI Health Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Professor, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery
Director, Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program
UCI School of Medicine



Monday, March 27, 2023, 7:00pm

What is Crohn’s disease and who does it affect? Is it the same as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)? The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation estimates that IBD affects close to 3 million Americans, yet many people don’t understand what it means. Dr. Nimisha Parekh, gastroenterologist, and director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the Digestive Health Institute at UCI Health, will help us to better understand this disease, including available medical therapies and new treatments on the horizon, while Dr. Steven Mills, surgeon and program director for Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at UCI, will discuss the latest updates and options for surgery for Crohn’s disease.


 Event details and RSVP Information: 

  • Location: Friends Room - Newport Beach Public Library  
  • Doors open 6:30pm
  • Presentation followed by Q&A

 Questions? Contact Director of Programs Kunga Wangmo-Upshaw or 949-717-3818.

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