Taruna Bhatia


Kaiser Permanente’s Department of Gastroenterology in Inland Valley, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine

Dr. Bhatia  earned her medical degree from Russian State Medical University in Moscow on a full scholarship. Upon graduations she moved to the United States to complete her residency at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in New York City.  She has post-doctoral research experience as both a clinical fellow and later as a research scientist on multiple NIH grants, specializing in adult-to-adult liver transplant and Hepatitis C clinical trials at Columbia Presbyterian in New York City.
After completing advanced training in liver disease and transplant hepatology at New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University, Dr. Bhatia completed a gastroenterology fellowship at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, a clinical affiliate of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

An active researcher, Dr. Bhatia has published and authored numerous publications in gastroenterology, hepatology, and liver transplantation.  She is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Dr. Bhatia is proficient in English, Russian, Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi so she can be accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. 

Clinical Interests: Dr. Bhatia’s clinical interests encompass the full spectrum of clinical gastroenterology, gastrointestinal endoscopy, and hepatology. She has specialized in women’s digestive health, end-stage liver disease, hepatitis B and C, cholestatic, autoimmune, and alcohol-related liver disease.

Taruna Bhatia