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Primary: Gastroenterologist (Stomach & Bowel Specialist)

Sub-Specialty: General

Additional Specialties: Allergy


Board Certified
Samir Gupta, MD, 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.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. His 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 earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco, followed by fellowships 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 joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Gupta served was on faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas.Areas of clinical and research interest include: - 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- Virtual colonoscopy (CT colonography)- Blood tests for colorectal cancer screeningUC San Diego Health LinksFor more information, see
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Practice Affiliations

UC San Diego Health

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UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices - Gastroenterology

9350 Campus Point Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037

UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest UC San Diego Medical Center

200 West Arbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92103

Main Location

9350 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Perlman Ambulatory Care Ctr
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Phone: (619) 543-2347

Fax: (858) 657-8682

University City, Northern San Diego

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