Dr. Bahar has been a resident of the San Fernando Valley for nearly twenty years. He was raised in Nebraska, and graduated as Valedictorian of Lincoln Southeast High School. He then graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in zoology before returning to Nebraska to attend Medical School at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha. He subsequently graduated with Honors before moving to California. He spent the next six years at UCLA completing a Pediatric Internship and Residency, as well as a Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Fellowship. He then served for over three years as an attending physician within the Department of Pediatrics at Mattel’s Children’s Hospital on the UCLA campus before starting a private practice in Encino. He remains on UCLA’s faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in the discipline of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, and he has hospital privileges and Tarzana Hospital.

Dr. Bahar has numerous publications in the several areas of Pedatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, including irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and diseases of the liver and the esophagus.

Dr. Bahar recently just wrote his first published book titled The Frontman that can now be pre-ordered on Amazon for a release date of April 3, 2018. Please click here for more info.

Dr. Bahar is happily married and has two sons, Ethan and Matthew. He enjoys music, exercising, reading, and traveling.

Medical School
  • University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • English
  • Hebrew


Ron Bahar, M.D.
5363 Balboa Boulevard
Suite 540
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 905-6600
(818) 905-6610


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Migraine Headaches


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Medi-Cal Anthem (BC) HMO
  • Medi-Cal L.A. Care HMO
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Facey Medical Group
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group
  • Lakeside Community Healthcare
  • Motion Picture
  • Preferred IPA
  • Premier Physicians Network
  • Regal Medical Group