“Treat everyone like family” – this is the philosophy that Malika Gupta, M.D., F.A.A.P. practices daily as she interacts with patients. A daughter of two physicians, medicine has always surrounded Dr. Gupta’s life and the idea of being able to have a positive impact on people’s life was what attracted her to the profession.
As an allergist and immunologist for Hoag Medical Group, Dr. Gupta welcomes both children and adult patients. Some of the common conditions she treats include food allergies, asthma, eczema, hay fever, sinusitis, drug allergies, hives, and primary immunodeficiency diseases. Due to the fact that this field is rapidly evolving, Dr. Gupta makes it her priority to stay up to date on the latest research and clinical advances. Her goal is to increase awareness of primary immunodeficiencies and diagnose them early as well as treat patients quickly and effectively in order to improve their quality of life.
After graduating medical school, Dr. Gupta completed her Pediatrics residency at Virginia Commonwealth University and then proceeded with two Allergy & Immunology fellowships. The first at Starship’s Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand a tertiary care and referral center for the country’s food allergic and primary immunodeficiencient children. She was then trained in both Pediatric and Adult Allergy & Immunology at the University of California, Irvine, in Irvine, California. As a Southern California native, Dr. Gupta considers Hoag her home and is thrilled to serve her local community and provide the best in patient care.
During her free time, she enjoys international travel, swimming, and paddle boarding.