Our Mission

Helping patients, families, and healthcare providers integrate dietary therapy as treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Diet impacts disease. NIMBAL was created to support patients, families, healthcare providers and anyone concerned with eating healthier by integrating diet into health care. Built upon evidence-based research on the role of diet in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, NIMBAL transforms this data into understandable, applicable and practical approaches to diet in IBD.

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David L. Suskind, MD

Founder of NIMBAL

David Suskind, MD, is the Director of Clinical Gastroenterology at Seattle Children's Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. An expert in intestinal diseases, Suskind has focused much of his energy into clinical care and research for inflammatory bowel disease.He is studying the effect of fecal microbial in IBD with a focus on dietary therapy in inflammatory bowel disease. The IBD center at Seattle Children's Hospital is one of the first academic centers to fully incorporate dietary therapy for IBD. In addition to Dr. Suskind's research in dietary treatments for IBD, he is Director of Clinical Gastroenterology at Seattle Children's Hospital and has chaired the Nutrition Committee at Seattle Children's Hospital and been a member of the Medical Executive Committee at Seattle Children's Hospital. He believes in patient and family empowerment through medical education.

NiMBAL Advisory Committee

Nicole Kittelson

Nicole Kittelson is a mom on a mission, attempting to change the lives of IBD patients; providing hope and support to patients and caregivers.

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Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis is a Seattle-based health consultant with over 20 years experience working within large medical centers, with non-profits and private clients to help improve health outcomes.

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Kim Braly, RD

Kimberly Braly is a pediatric dietitian at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She has been an active member of the IBD center over the past four years.

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Dale Lee, MD

Dr. Dale Lee is a pediatric gastroenterologist who specialized in clinical nutrition and research. Following residency and chief residency in pediatrics, Dr. Lee was trained in pediatric gastroenterology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. 

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Tali Guday

Tali Guday is a parent on a mission to make diet therapies better understood and easier to practice. 

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Ghassan Wahbeh, MD

Ghassan Wahbeh, MD, is the director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Seattle Children's Hospital. He is associate professor of pediatrics and gastroenterology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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Ingrid W. Elliott

Ingrid W. Elliott is an independent scholar and curator specializing in Cuban art.

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