Physicians

Rakesh Gupta, M.D., FACG

Dr. Rakesh Gupta received his schooling in Bangalore, India. He attended medical school at J. N. Medical College in Belgaum, India, graduating with Honors and receiving several gold medals. He was ranked first in the University for the final year of his training.

Dr. Gupta did two years of research at Cornell University Medical College in New York from 1980-82. He completed three years of Internal Medicine residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, New York, in 1985. In 1987, Dr. Gupta completed two years of fellowship training in Gastroenterology from S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Gupta is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and a member of the American Gastroenterological Association.

Dr. Gupta joined the faculty of New York Medical College and was involved with training of residents and fellows from 1987 – 1990 at New York Medical College affiliated hospitals. He joined our practice in November 1990.

His major interests include diagnosis and management of various gastrointestinal disorders including liver and pancreatic disease. He sees patients with peptic ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux, altered bowel habits, lower intestinal bleeding, and colon polyps or cancer. He places special emphasis on dietary education. Dr. Gupta performs colonoscopy for routine colon cancer screening and therapeutic intervention, as needed.

Dr. Gupta has been associated with Cape Fear Valley Medical Center since November 1990. He has held several leadership positions to include Chief of Medicine, Vice Chief of Staff and Chief of Staff from 1996-1998. He served as Chairman of the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Board from 2007 – 2009.