About Me

Dr. Bhavana Pathak completed her undergraduate and medical training from Boston University with a joint degree in anthropology and medical sciences, with the distinction of being the top student from her undergraduate and medical school’s competitive BA/MD program. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the historic Johns Hopkins Hospital Osler program, where she stayed on as faculty for a year developing her research passion in physician burnout and resilience. She completed her fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of California, Irvine where she continued to build programs with national recognition for provider resilience. 

She directs the multi-departmental Integrative Oncology Initiative at MemorialCare, to harness the wisdom of complementary medicine alongside conventional cancer treatments to optimize patient outcomes across their lifespan. Dr. Pathak is a certified yoga instructor teaching classes to both patients and staff with a special interest in how trauma and mindfulness affects the ecosystem of medicine. As a breast oncologist, she is committed to ensuring that every woman feels like she has a home for her mind, body, and spirit after a diagnosis of breast cancer.  

For her own wellness, Dr. Pathak enjoys yoga, painting, singing (trained as a Soprano) and chasing her two sons across the beaches and mountains of Southern California. Dr. Pathak is fluent in Hindi, Nepali, Maithili, and conversational in Spanish and French.


English, Hindi

Provider Specialty

Hematology-Oncology, Internal Medicine


  • Breast Care
  • Cancer Care


Medical Education

Boston University School of Medicine


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


University of California, Irvine Medical Center


Breastlink - Orange

230 S Main St

Suite #100

Orange, CA

Office: (714) 541-0101

MemorialCare Cancer Institute Women’s Surgery & Oncology – Laguna Hills (Women’s Health Pavilion)

24401 Health Center Drive

Suite 200

Laguna Hills, CA

Office: (657) 241-9660