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About Gregory Botta, MD, PhD

Gregory Botta, MD, PhD, is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating solid tumor cancers of the gastrointestinal system, including cancers of the digestive system, esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, liver, small intestine, colon, appendix, rectum and anus, and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). He has expertise in chemotherapy, immunotherapy, molecular-based therapy, genomic profiling and regenerative approaches to treating malignancies.

An active researcher and associate professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, he is working on developing new methods for delivering drugs and immunotherapies. He is also interested in regenerating organs damaged by cancer. His research has a special focus on improving outcomes for pancreatic cancer.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Botta was a cancer researcher at The Scripps Research Institute and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.

Dr. Botta was a postdoctoral scientist at University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. He completed fellowship training in gastrointestinal oncology at Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center in San Diego and residency training in internal medicine at Scripps Green in San Diego. He earned his medical degree and doctorate in molecular and cell biology from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Dr. Botta is a member of many professional societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research. He is a Lindau Nobel Laureate fellow after presenting at the 2011 meeting and continues in an advisory role for future meetings.

Outside of work, he enjoys sailing and traveling with his wife and their pets.

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For more information, see Gastrointestinal Cancers and Cancer Services.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

  • Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla, CA

Doctoral Degree

  • Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

  • Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2019-07-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted