Dr. Fasanya-Uptagraft comes from a diverse background. She was born in Russia where she lived for several years before moving to Nigeria for her high school education. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of North Texas in 2001 after which she worked as a Microbiologist in Dallas. In 2008, she received her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha. She went on to complete her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2011 and her fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Duke University, North Carolina, in 2014. Dr. Fasanya-Uptagraft has a special interest in the management and treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and has presented her research in the field at national conferences. She is Board Ceritified in Gastroenterology. Dr. Fasanya is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and a professional member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
Beyond her professional activities, she enjoys spending time with her husband, going for runs with her dog, Lucy, and raising money for the CCFA by running half-marathons and participating in its charitable events.