• Dr. Anil Bajnath | MD, MBA, IFMCP, ABAARM

    Dr. Bajnath is a Board-Certified Family Physician. He currently is the CEO and founder of the Institute for Human Optimization located in Columbia, Maryland.

    His practice offers a range of services from conventional preventative screening guidelines to precision personalized healthcare modalities including personalized nutrition, genomic medicine, advanced biomarker testing, microbiome analysis and biometric lifestyle monitoring.


Demographic and Personal Information

Dr. Bajnath currently serves as Adjunct Faculty with the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership
for the George Washington University School of Medicine.

Current Appointments

Virginia Center for Health and Wellness, Staff Physician

Cygenex Inc., Scientific Advisory Board Member

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership

President and CEO of The Institute for Human Optimization, LLC

Education and Training

Medical Doctrine (Honors)
Ross University School of Medicine

Masters in Business Administration
Keller Graduate School of Management

Bachelor of Science
(Molecular Cellular and Microbiology)
University of Central Florida

Bachelor of Science
(Medical Laboratory Science)
University of Central Florida

Professional Experience

Internship: Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Dept. of Family Medicine

Residency: University of Maryland Dept. of Family and Community Medicine

Patients First Urgent Center, Staff Physician

Accolades and Activities

  • Publications

    Places Dr. Anil Bajnath has been published

    Chan, J.,
    *Bajnath, A. Fronk, B., GE. Ketorolac Prescribing Practices in an Acute Care Hospital and the Incidence of Acute Renal Failure. World Journal of Nephrology and Urology 2014;3(3):113-117

  • Poster Presentations

    Presentations by Dr. Anil Bajnath

    Chiaramonte, D.,
    *Bajnath, A.,
    Blaine, G., Inpatient Integrative Medicine in the Acute Care Hospital: Impact on Clinical Outcomes and Metrics of Interest to Hospital Administrators

    University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Integrative Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    International Congress on Integrative Medicine, May 2018 Baltimore, MD

  • Clinical Activities

    Clinical Focus

    I am a primary care physician and clinical researcher who is passionate about improving the delivery of highly individualized primary care utilizing the latest information and applications available in precision diagnostics and functional medicine. As a physician, I seek to better understand the various determinants of health on a bio-psycho-social and environmental level to enhance the quality of care while fostering the development of therapeutic relationships.

  • Board Eligibility and Certifications

    Board Eligibility and Certifications

    American Board of Family Physicians, Board Certificate Number (1063912640)
    Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner April 2019
    American Academy for Antiaging Medicine, Board Certified May 2019
    National Lipid Association, Board Eligible 2019
    American Clinical Board of Nutrition, Board Eligible 2019

  • Medical, other state/government licensure


    Licensure: Physician and Surgeon, Maryland: #D85140 & California: #A160153
    CDS: M94246, DEA: FB7566625, NPI: 1730568684
    ACLS: 186502460900 2/12/18-2/12/20
    PALS: IMP19D17YTPF 1/22/19-1/22/21
    BLS: 185502380460 2/7/18-2/7/20

  • Professional Memberships


    2014-Present     American Academy of Family Physicians
    2014-Present     Institute for Functional Medicine
    2013-Present     American College for the Advancement of Medicine
    2008-Present     American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine

Elective Clinical Training and Certifications

Professional Memberships

Professional Presentations

IFHO | www.ifho.org

At the IFHO, we employ scientific methods to carefully analyze and conduct research with individuals focused on making unprecedented advances in all facets of preventative care and therapy to cut down the troubles that come with developing disease, while improving overall quality of life.

Our health expression is determined by many factors: the genetics that we inherit; our innate personal traits of race, age and gender; our individual behaviors; our family and community networks; our resident microbial population; and at the macro level, our economic, cultural, and environmental conditions. These factors are different for every individual and will change expression over a lifespan.


What our clients say

Dr. Bajnath is a brilliant physician who provides a truly personalized approach. I can always trust his expert advice and feel very blessed that my family and I can count on him to optimize our health.

I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Bajnath since he was a teenager with a vision. His unwavering determination and perseverance led him through years of education and specialized training. Countless times, I saw him in a corner of a coffee shop in deep study. His complete dedication to the field of medicine is a blessing to this industry and to all of his patients that are under his care. He is the finest and most devoted physician I have ever known. He has guided and mentored my family and I for years with the utmost care and compassion. I am honored to have him as a friend and as a physician.

Dr. Bajnath is simply amazing. He has assisted me and my family for many years with quality health care. We are so grateful to call him our Family Doctor and Friend.

The Human Genome

Genes are made up of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) and are the template to make proteins. We have two copies of each gene, one inherited from each parent. Human DNA consists of over 3 billion nucleotide base pairs, more than 99% of which are identical in each us. The remainder contains small variations known as SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms).


Great companies and institutions I work with


About Dr. Bajnath


Educational Activities

Educational Focus

As clinical teaching faculty, I am privileged to participate in the education and mentorship of the future minds of medicine. I strive to meet my learners and patients where they are in the individual educational or healthcare journeys, empowering them with the confidence that will lead them to a deeper sense of discovery not just about themselves but one another. I am committed to practicing medicine not only with my mind in applying evidence-based practices, expanding the existing knowledge base with research, and teaching the future generations of medicine but with my heart through loving kindness, empathy, and compassion. I aspire to be respected for what I know, but to be valued for who I am and to value those whom I Serve.


Classroom instruction

Medical Students

Small Group Instructor, Medical Students, Longitudinal Clerkship: Appreciative inquiry

Small Group Instructor, Medical Students, Longitudinal Clerkship: Oral and Written Presentations

Clinical instruction

Course Instructor, George Washington University, School of Medicine
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