“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.