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 Atsushi Sakuraba, MD, PhD

Atsushi Sakuraba, MD, PhD, is a gastroenterologist who specializes in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis). He also is interested in gastrointestinal endoscopy, microscopic colitis (lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis), colon cancer, fecal transplant for C difficile infection, and clinical trials of novel drugs.

Dr. Sakuraba's research aims to better understand how and why inflammatory bowel disease develops in order to provide more effective treatment options. He is studying the efficacy and safety of several novel drugs designed to treat inflammatory bowel disease.

Medical Education

  • Keio University School of Medicine

Residency

  • Keio University Hospital, Tokyo; Residency: Sano Kousei Hospital, Tochigi; Residency: Kyousai Tachikawa Hospital, Tokyo

Fellowship

  • Keio University Hospital, Tokyo; Fellowship: The University of Chicago Medicine

Other Grad Education

  • PhD, Keio University, Tokyo

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Japan Gastroenterology Endoscopy Society
  • Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
  • Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2001

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine (Japan)
  • Gastroenterology (Japan)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese
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IBD and Colorectal Cancer Q&A

People with inflammatory bowel disease have a greater risk for developing colon cancer. David T. Rubin, MD, and Atsushi Sakuraba, MD, PhD, answer questions about IBD-associated colorectal cancer as well as what can be done to decrease this risk.

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