Arjun Gupta, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

Arjun Gupta

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation


MD, MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Residency, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


Dr. Gupta is a gastrointestinal oncologist, a symptom management enthusiast, and a health services researcher. His research specifically examines cancer care access and delivery, the costs of cancer care, and the hidden burdens imposed on and faced by people with cancer and their caregivers while receiving this care.


  • Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Symptom Control
  • Supportive Care
  • Health Services Research

Awards & Recognition

  • Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation Young Investigator Award (2020-2021)
  • Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Young Investigator Award (2020-2021)
  • Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation Merit Awards (2016-2020)
  • Paul S. Lietman Global Health Award, Johns Hopkins University (2020)
  • Service Star Award-Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins Hospital (2020)
  • ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop Award (2019)
  • Outstanding Resident Scholar for Research, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2017)

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  • Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
  • Costs of Care, Director
  • Cancer.Net Psychosocial Oncology Advisory Panel
  •, Associate Editor for Supportive Care
  • Pallium India, Research Advisory Committee Member
  • National Cancer Grid, India, Quality Improvement Board
  • Journal of Clinical Oncology, Oncology Practice, Editorial Board


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Gupta’s research is at the intersection of oncology, supportive care, and care delivery. His primary focus is identifying, understanding, and improving the ‘’hidden toxicities’’ of receiving cancer care. Many of the burdens of a cancer diagnosis and treatment on a patient and caregivers extend beyond the physical effects of the cancer itself. These include financial toxicity and caregiver burdens. The ultimate goal of this work is to improve the quality of life for people with cancer and their loved ones.


Academic Interests and Focus

Gastrointestinal Cancer; Symptom Control; Supportive Care


Clinical Interests

gastrointestinal cancer (esophageal, stomach/gastric, gallbladder, biliary tract); cholangiocarcinoma; liver cancer; hepatocellular cancer; pancreatic cancer; neuroendocrine cancer; gastrointestinal stromal tumor; small bowel cancer; appendix cancer; colorectal cancer; anal cancer