Dr. Kumkum Patel

  • Board-certified Gastroenterologist

  • Gut Health Expert

  • Media/TV Contributor

  • Co-Founder - 2022 Equity and Levity Summit

  • Public Speaker

  • Healthcare Consultant

  • IVF Warrior

  • Mother

  • Wife


Dr. Kumkum Sarkar Patel is a double-board certified gastroenterologist practicing in Orange County, CA.
She specializes in irritable bowel syndrome, esophageal, and anorectal disorders.

Education & Qualifications

She graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University.

She has a Master degree in Public Health from Dartmouth Medical School at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and went on to get her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine.

She completed her residency in internal medicine at NYU Winthrop Hospital and then went on to Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Dr. Patel completed specialized training in GI motility disorders at Washington University in St. Louis through the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society.

Using her motility training, Dr. Patel helped set up the motility and GERD center at a private practice in Chicago before moving to Southern California with her husband and two young sons in July 2020.


Dr. Patel currently serves as a healthcare consultant and speaker for medical device and pharmaceutical companies.

She also serves on the American College of Gastroenterology's Women in GI Committee to promote advancement for women in GI.

Additionally, she is a passionate motivational speaker, and has spoken nationally about women's health, work-life balance, post-partum depression, burnout, and gut-health related to mental health.


Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons, traveling, and singing a cappella.

Dr. Patel‘s Instagram platform can be found on @dr.gut_motility. She uses this as an informational as well as an inspirational platform— to educate others on gastrointestinal diseases while inspiring them on lifestyle choices.
Speaking + media