Tauseef Ali

Contact Information:
Tauseef Ali


Ali, Tauseef (HSC)

Department of:

College Of Medicine/Medicine - Gastroenterology -Assistant Professor of Medicine

Center of:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center -Director


King Edward Medical University   M.B.B.S.   2001
University of Oklahoma   Residency   2006
University of Oklahoma   Fellowship   2009

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
Dr. Ali was appointed as as a faculty member in 2009 in the Department of Medicine, Section of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition. In July of 2012, he was appointed to serve as the Associate Program Director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program. His expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis) led him to be appointed as the Director of the OU Physicians Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. One of his areas of research is immune regulation and the effect of sleep in inflammatory bowel disease. The preliminary data of this study was presented as an abstract at the national meeting of American College of Gastroenterology. The study showed that active disease is associated with sleep problems. He is also starting a prospective study to measure the effect of anti-tnf agents on sleep. He is collaborating with Lynn Health Science Institute and Dr William Orr who is a world authority in sleep medicine. Another study is the impact of war among veterans with inflammatory bowel disease activity and risk and management of osteoporosis in VA hospital inflammatory bowel disease patients. The initial results of this study were presented as an oral presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting. The results showed that patients who developed psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety and PTSD were more likely to get inflammatory bowel disease. His future projects include pharmacokinetics of anti-tnf agents and effect of obesity in inflammatory bowel disease. Further, he is working on a project to study a novel technique to check for Clostridium Difficile infections in high risk patients. He has published several articles in peer reviewed journals on inflammatory bowel disease.


OU Physicians Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Department of Internal Medicine-Section of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
OU Physicians-Adult Gastroenterology Faculty
Department of Internal Medicine-Faculty Listing

Research Projects:

Sleep and its role in immunity and inflammation with relevance to IBD

Selected Publications:

Clinical use of anti-TNF therapy and increased risk of infections
2013    Ali T, Kaitha S, Mahmood S, Ftesi A, Stone J, Bronze MS
Drug Healthc Patient Saf.;5:79-99
Utilization of Preventive Measures for Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis among Veterans with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
2013    Thanou A, Ali T, Haq O, Kaitha S, Morton J, Stavrakis S, Humphrey MB.
ISRN Gastroenterol.;2013:862312
Constipation--another manifestation of eosinophilic gastroenteritis
2012    Khan F, Chaudhry MA, Nusrat S, Qureshi N, Ali T
J Okla State Med Assoc.;105(4-5):134, 136
Curcumin and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Biological Mechanisms and Clinical Implication
2012    Ali, T, F. Shakir, and J. Morton
Digestion;85(4): p. 249-255
Mucormycosis of the Intestine: A Rare Complication in Crohn┬┐s Disease
2012    Morton J, Nguyen V, Ali T
Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y);8(2):137-142
Curcumin and inflammatory bowel disease: biological mechanisms and clinical implication
2012    Ali T, Shakir F, Morton J
Novel Use of Rectal Swab to Test for Clostridium difficile Infection by Real-Time PCR
2012    Shakir FA, Thompson D, Marlar R, Ali T
Am J Gastroenterol.;107(9):1444-5
Determination of Serum Antibodies to Clostridium difficile Toxin B in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
2012    Shakir FA, Ali T, Bigham AC, Ballard JD, Miner PB Jr, Philpott JR
Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y).;8(5):313-317