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Samir Gupta, MD, MSCS

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Gastroenterology (Primary Specialty)

General Gastroenterology
GI Cancer
 
 
 
Gender:
Male
Date Joined Staff:
1/1/2013
Current Status:
Active
Add'l Languages Spoken:
Hindi

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
cancer (HNPCC)
- 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
- Colonoscopy
- Fecal Immunochemical Tests (FIT)
- Sigmoidoscopy
- CT colonography ("Virtual Colonoscopy")
- Blood tests for colorectal cancer screening
Medical Degree:
University of Michigan, Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI (Dallas "D" Magazine Best Doctors List 2010, 2012)
Board Certifications:
Certifications
Gastroenterology, 2006
Certifications
Internal Medicine, 2003
Clinical Expertise Areas:
Adenoma Polyp Detection
Colon Cancer
Colonoscopy
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Hillcrest - UC San Diego Medical Center

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UC San Diego Health System - Hillcrest
UC San Diego Medical Center
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA  92103
 

La Jolla - Perlman Medical Offices

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UC San Diego Health System - La Jolla
Perlman Medical Offices
9350 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
 
 
Contact Numbers
New Patient Registration:
(800) 926-8273
Direct Clinic Line:
(858) 657-7000