||Dr. Samir Gupta is the newest person to join the faculty of the Division of Gastroenterology at UC San Diego. Dr. Gupta's research and clinical focus includes prevention and
screening of colorectal cancer, as well as the evalution and management of patients with hereditary GI cancer syndromes such as Lynch Syndrome.
Dr. Gupta completed his undergraduate and received his medical degree from the University of Michigan. He did his Internship and Residency at UC San Francisco and did one year of his GI fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and two years at UC San Francisco.
Dr. Gupta was recruited from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he served as the pricinpal investigator of three randomized controlled trials of strategies of boosting screening among the underserved, led a number of observational studies in the areas of colorectal polyp epidemiology, polyp risk assessment, management of Lynch Syndrome, and served as the lead physician for a GI cancer genetics clinic at Parkland Health and Hospital System. He has previously obtained over $3 million in grant funding from entities such as the National Institutes of Health, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Here in San Diego, Dr. Gupta will care for patients at UC San Diego and the San Diego VA Healthcare System and work closely with investigators across multiple disciplines to develop research focused on developing new approaches to colorectal cancer screening and management of patients with colorectal polyps. He is especially keen to aid in diagnosis and management of patients with complex polyps, suspected polyposis syndromes such as Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, and Hyperplastic Polyposis Syndrome, as well as other GI cancer syndromes, such as Lynch Syndrome.