Dr. Amit Bhanvadia, MD

Dr. Amit Bhanvadia is a gastroenterologist treating patients in the North Orange County Area. He approaches his patient care holistically, combining current evidence-based medicine practices with a individualized approach. Dr. Bhanvadia aims to provide the highest level care, while making sure patients feel part of the treatment process.

Dr. Bhanvadia grew up in the southern California. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from UCLA, he pursued his medical degree from St. George’s University in the West Indies. He continued his medical training in New York City, completing his Internal Medicine Residency at the State University of New York – Downstate. He was elected by his peers to serve as Chief Resident for the Internal Medicine Program at the renowned King’s County Medical Center, where he was responsible for educating house staff and medical students. Dr. Bhanvadia would then go on to complete his medical training as a gastroenterology fellow at Lenox Hill Hospital, in New York’s Upper East Side.

Training in New York City has allowed Dr. Bhanvadia to encounter a broad spectrum of disease processes.from complicated IBD patients to general consultations, patients visiting Dr. Amit Bhanvadia can expect a gastroenterologist who will provide comprehensive and integrative care.



  • Amit Bhanvadia. “Frail Heart, Friable Colon: A Case Report of Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Refractory Clostridium difficile Infection in a Patient with Recent Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement.” J of Inflam Dis and Disord. 2018. 3:1. E-pub Mar. 4, 2018.
  • Amit Bhanvadia, Sepideh Pakpour, Roger Zhu, Abhimanyu Amarnani, Sean M. Gibbons, Thomas Gurry, Eric J. Alm, Laura Martello-Rooney.  “Identifying predictive features of C. difficile infection recurrence before, during, and after primary antibiotic treatment.” Microbiome. 2017. 4:148. E-pub Nov. 17, 2017.
  • Ayse Aytaman, Nwakile Ojike, Samantha Zizi, SR. Pandi-Perumal, Ismet Lucolic, Amit Bhanvadia, Felix  Nwagmaghuinna, Haroon Kamran, Alla Akivis, Olusegun Bankole, Moro O. Salifu and Samy I. McFarlane. “Hepatitis B vaccination rates among Individuals with Diabetes: Assessment of Racial and Socioeconomic Disparity.” Int. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016. 30;2(1):024-27. E-pub Dec. 30, 2016.
  • David Fridman, Amagad N. Makaryus, Amit B. Bhanvadia, Erion Qaja, Alina Masters, & Samy I. McFarlane. (2015). “Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease: Pathophysiologic Insights and Therapeutic Implications.” In Coronary Artery Disease – Assessment, Surgery, and Prevention. Editor K. Kirali., Coronary Artery Disease. Rijeka,Croatia: Intech.” ISBN 978-953-51-2206-7.
  • Jessica L. Malisch, Scott A. Kelly, Amit Bhanvadia, Katie M. Blank, Edward G. Platzer, Theodore Garland. “Lines of mice with chronically elevated baseline corticosterone lev