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 

Co-founder of nimbal health

David Suskind, MD, is Director of Quality Improvement and Professor of Pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington School of Medicine. An expert in intestinal diseases, Dr. Suskind has focused much of his energies into clinical care and research for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. With a strong background in nutrition, he has initiated and pushed forward research into the impact of dietary therapies in IBD. The IBD center at Seattle Children's Hospital is one of the first academic centers to fully incorporate dietary therapy for IBD. Dr. Suskind's philosophy in health care centers on patient and family empowerment through 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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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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