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Samir Gupta, MD, MSCS
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Gastroenterology (Primary Specialty)
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Dr. Gupta is a board-certified gastroenterologist with expertise in general gastroenterology and in particular, colorectal cancer screening and prevention.
He has specific expertise in the evaluation and management of individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer, including individuals with family cancer syndromes such as Lynch Syndrome and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP).
Dr. Gupta also has expertise in the evaluation and management of patients with complex polyps, such as large polyps (adenomas), sessile serrated adenomas, and the Hyperplastic Polyposis Syndrome.
Dr. Gupta areas of clinical research include colorectal cancer screening and prevention. Specific work has included randomized controlled trials of strategies to increase screening rates for colorectal cancer, and observational studies seeking to identify novel methods for risk stratification of patients with polyps.
Dr. Gupta also evaluates and treats patients with general gastroenterologic problems.
Dr. Gupta completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Michigan. He then completed Internal Medicine residency at the University of California San Francisco, followed by fellowship in Gastroenterology at University of Pennsylvania and the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Gupta also holds a Masters of Science in Clinical Science from UT Southwestern Medical Center. Prior to being recruited to the University of California San Diego, Dr. Gupta served as faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, TX.
Topic areas of clinical and research interest:
- Lynch Syndrome / Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal
- Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
- Hyperplastic Polyposis Syndrome
- Colorectal Cancer
- Colorectal Polyps
- Sessile Serrated Adenoma
- Villous Adenoma, Tubulovillous Adenoma
- Adenoma with High Grade Dysplasia
- Large Polyps, Large Adenomas
- Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Fecal Immunochemical Tests (FIT)
- CT colonography ("Virtual Colonoscopy")
- Blood tests for colorectal cancer screening
University of Michigan, Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI (Dallas "D" Magazine Best Doctors List 2010, 2012)
Clinical Expertise Areas:
Adenoma Polyp Detection
Hillcrest - UC San Diego Medical Center
UC San Diego Health System - Hillcrest
UC San Diego Medical Center
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UC San Diego Health System - La Jolla
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