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Amy Burkhart MD, RD Integrative Medicine
Dr. Burkhart is a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician and a Registered Dietitian. She received her MD degree at University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. She completed an emergency medicine residency at the Highland Hospital/UCSF program.

After her residency, Dr. Burkhart completed a two year fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona.

Most recently she participated in  a preceptorship program at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease center for additional training in the area of celiac disease/gluten disorders.

Prior to her medical training she completed her undergraduate degree and internship in nutrition and clinical dietetics at University of California, Berkeley and earned her certification as a registered dietitian.

Dr. Burkhart uses her knowledge and training in Western/conventional medicine in conjunction with her training in integrative medicine and nutrition to optimize her patients’ health from this unique perspective.

  • Her integrative medicine background gives her the capacity to use traditional and complementary approaches to treat the entire person.
  • Her nutrition/dietetics training allows her to analyze a person’s diet and make recommendations on how to improve a persons’ health through dietary changes for conditions such as, but not limited to, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, food allergies &sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome, gas/bloating, etc.
  • Dr. Burkhart lives with celiac disease and is also the mother of a child with celiac disease. She understands, on a very personal level, the challenges of living with a chronic health condition.


University Of Chicago Celiac Disease Preceptorship 2012
University of Arizona Associate Fellowship in Integrative Medicine 2002-2004
Highland Hospital/UCSF-Residency Training in Emergency Medicine 1995-99
University of California, Irvine College of Medicine MD 1995
Registered Dietitian-RD 1990-present
University of California, Berkeley-Coordinated Internship in Nutrition and Dietetics 1989
University of California, Berkeley-BS in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 1989

Community Work-Current
Board Member and Medical Advisor: Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California and has educated physicians, dietitians and the general public about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity since 2008.

Camp Celiac: Volunteer Physician 2010-Present

Medical Advisory Board: Gluten Free and More Magazine 2015-Present

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“I have always been a very active person and enjoyed a full life, however, I had various health problems for more than 11 years that began taking their toll on my body. I sought help from many health care professionals during that time. I went from Medical Doctors (including a Gastroenterologist), Osteopaths, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists to Massage Therapist’s and no one was able to provide me with a correct diagnosis. Nor did they go beyond treating my symptoms and search for the etiology of my illnesses. It wasn’t until I met Dr. Amy Burkhart that my road to wellness began. 5 years ago, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease after Dr. Burkhart suggested I be tested. I was told by the Gastroenterologist to adopt a gluten free diet and offered an appointment with a dietician. For me, this wasn’t sufficient. I went on a strict gluten free diet and my symptoms and health improved, but I still wasn’t well. I had developed multiple food sensitivities from years of damaging my gut with gluten. Dr. Burkhart put together a comprehensive individualized program that put me on the path to wellness. She helped me discover my food sensitivities, replenish lost vitamins and minerals with high quality supplements and was available to see me through this process. Through her care, I became healthy again, resumed and surpassed all physical activities I had enjoyed many years earlier.”

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"You may not think celiac disease affects you - neither did I. My story (below) describes how this genetic disease can go undetected, even in a doctor. For millions of people with undiagnosed celiac disease - and it could be you - I hope you will donate. This research will help generations to come."
— Amy Burkhart, MD, RD

Please consider donating to the crowdfunding campaign for this very important study. I have no financial interest in this project. Read my personal story to understand why I think this study is vital to everyone, whether or not you have celiac disease.
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NEW PROJECT from the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital in partnership with Child Health and Development Studies, an initiative of the Public Health Institute looking at "The Impact of Undiagnosed Celiac Disease." Amy Burkhart, MD, RD shares about her own undiagnosed celiac as well, "My family’s story is a perfect example of the importance of studying how celiac disease can impact the health of multiple generations. My journey to diagnosis was dramatic, prolonged and left me approaching death. Even though I am a physician and a registered dietitian and was ill, I remained undiagnosed for 10 years." Please share this crowdfunding project with those you know who are impacted by celiac.