Amy Burkhart MD, RD

ABOUT

Amy Burkhart MD, RD

Integrative Medicine Physician and Registered Dietitian.

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Dr. Burkhart is one of only two physicians in the U.S. who is also a registered dietitian and trained in integrative medicine. Thus, she approaches problems from a unique perspective using traditional medicine, nutrition, and integrative medicine. When asked what she does for a living, she often replies, ” In my office, I help people struggling for answers as well as those looking for a different type of health care. Our world is fast-paced; your doctor’s visit shouldn’t be.

Outside of the office, I write about topics that address health in ways others may not have.”

 

Special Interests

Chronic digestive disorders, IBS, IBD, Celiac Disease, Gluten/Wheat related disorders, SIBO, Histamine Intolerance, Low FODMAP Diets, Dysautonomia/POTS, Food allergies/sensitivities

Education/Training

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

  • Dr. Burkhart is a board-certified Physician and a Registered Dietitian.
  • She received her MD degree at the 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.
  • preceptorship program at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center for additional training in celiac disease/gluten disorders.
  • Undergraduate studies were done at the University of California Berkeley in clinical nutrition and dietetics.
  • She also completed her clinical nutrition/dietetics internship at U.C. Berkeley.

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.

Community Work-Current

Board Member and Medical Advisor: Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California. She is a specialist in celiac disease and gluten/wheat-related disorders. She 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 2015-2019

Member North American Society for the study of Celiac Disease 2016-present

Languages

  • English and Spanish