Dr. Burkhart is a board certified 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.
Dr. Burkhart also completed a two year fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona. In addition, she completed a preceptorship program at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease center for additional training in the area of celiac disease/gluten disorders.
Her undergraduate studies were done at the University of California Berkeley in the field of clinical nutrition and dietetics. She also completed her clinical nutrition/dietetics internship at U.C. Berkeley.
Dr. Burkhart uses her knowlege in Western/conventional medicine in conjunction with her integrative medicine training to provide a unique perspective on health issues.
Dr. Burkhart lives with celiac disease and has eight family members 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
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
Member North American society for the study of Celiac Disease 2016-present
English and Spanish
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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.”