Taruna Bhatia, MD
I speak: English, Hindi, Urdu
My gender: Female
Where I practice
My name is Taruna. I lived in New York City for two decades before moving to California to join Kaiser Permanente. I feel fortunate to be joining an organization that is dedicated to providing high-quality care for each and every member, and I look forward to partnering with you.
I was born in India and earned my medical degree from Russian State Medical University in Moscow on a full scholarship. I then moved to the United States, where I completed my fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, a clinical affiliate of Mount Sinai. I also completed an advanced fellowship in Transplant Hepatology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. After graduating, I held the position of Medical Director of Hepatology and cofaculty for gastrointestinal fellowship at Carepoint Health Medical Group in New Jersey. I am board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. I fluently speak Hindi, Punjabi, Russian, and Urdu. This allows me to be accessible to members from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
About my practice
My clinical interest encompasses the full spectrum of clinical gastroenterology, gastrointestinal endoscopy and hepatology. I have a special interest in women’s digestive health and preventive health. It is important to have timely screening colonoscopies, early treatment of hepatitis B and C, nutrition counseling for fatty liver disease, and treatment of alcohol-related liver disease. I have published and authored numerous publications in gastroenterology, hepatology, and liver transplantation. I believe in listening to each member and creating a partnership to maintain and improve lifelong health. I give each member my focused attention, and I pride myself on delivering the best treatment I can. I believe in building lifelong relationships and giving members high-quality, compassionate care.
How I thrive
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, which is more a passion, nature walks, and spending time with family and reading. I enjoy listening to 80s music.