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Akshiv Malhotra


Medical oncologist
Hiker, wanderer and board game fanatic

Dr. Akshiv Malhotra is a medical oncologist who cares for patients with cancer or blood disorders. His treatment expertise includes gastrointestinal cancers, lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma. In patient care, he prescribes medical treatments, such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy, while also incorporating lifestyle changes to reduce stress and improve exercise habits, diet and sleep.

Malhotra earned his medical degree at DY Patil University School of Medicine in India. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Cincinnati.

Malhotra's research has focused on treatments for various cancers and blood disorders. He has published articles in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented on these topics at several conferences.

Malhotra is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology.

Malhotra spends his free time with his wife and two young daughters. They enjoy the outdoors, particularly traveling to, exploring and hiking in national parks. Malhotra's other interests include playing board games, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, watching cricket and working out at CrossFit Oakland.

  • Education

    DY Patil University School of Medicine, 2009

  • Residencies

    SUNY Upstate, Internal Medicine, 2013

  • Fellowships

    University of Cincinnati, Hematology and Oncology, 2016

I build trust with my patients by listening and being honest.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    378 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 29, 2023
    Jun 17, 2023
    Dr. Malhotra is very congenial informed confident and thorough in his manner of healthcare.
    Jun 08, 2023
    I can't say enough good things about the care I receive .
    Jun 07, 2023
    Dr Malhotra is exceptionally tuned in to the complex issues at hand. Gave balanced information with an understanding of my goals. Very very helpful visit.
    Jun 07, 2023
    This is the beginning effort toward this health problem for me. The MGUS diagnosis is new. Could be bad or it could just linger without progression. Hard to know how aggressive to be.
    Jun 02, 2023
    Dr. Malhotra ++++++++
    Jun 01, 2023
    He seemed to be knowledgeable. I trusted him because he had been referred by my doctor
    May 24, 2023
    Very much enjoyed dr muhultra as my physician and he was quite helpful once I learned to ask for what I wanted very much!! Loved the fact he would call me at home if I was having troubles loved that part! As well he was very concerned with giving myself help for my physical issues not related to the cancer
    May 20, 2023
    Very sensitive provider. Provider is referring me to another specialist with more knowledge of my condition so once that happens he will not be my oncologist . I agreed that a specialist with more knowledge of my exact tumor would be very important but concern that the waiting process is hard.
    May 18, 2023
    May 13, 2023
    The type of doctor who inspires confidence.
    May 06, 2023
    The doctor has trouble giving us information about my cancer. I understand that he doesn't want to give us false hope but we feel he could be more forthcoming
    May 04, 2023
    Again would hesitate recommending due to the medical assistant.
    Apr 26, 2023
    Recent Dx of CA. Provider handled with care Tx plans and input of Tumor bd recc
    Apr 13, 2023
    Apr 06, 2023
    I did not have results of PET scan to ask the right questions( preliminary report to provider only) later final report in and it did not reflect what provider said to me
    Mar 27, 2023
    Dr. Malhotra and his team have provided excellent care and well deserving of the highest praise. 10+++ Stars! Thank you very much!
    Mar 26, 2023
    Dr. Malhotra is very patient and empathetic. He listens carefully and provides detailed explanations for any concerns. Thankful for his kindness and care.
    Mar 25, 2023
    I couldn't have been treated better.
    Mar 22, 2023
    Top notch. Provider tailored communication and level of detail well.
    Mar 02, 2023
    The entires staff was dedicated to help and made sure I was getting the best medical treatment.
    Feb 27, 2023
    I was very impressed by and pleased with Dr. Malhotra. He didn't rush; no one ever rushes me which is taking some getting used to by me but I love it! This was our first meeting and he clearly didn't want to overwhelm me which I very much appreciate.
    Feb 24, 2023
    Feb 21, 2023
    Love Dr. Malhotra and his team
    Feb 15, 2023
    Did not follow up with my next infusion appointment. I had to call scheduler multiple times.
    Feb 11, 2023
    Dr. Malhotra is THE BEST! Thank you very much!
    Feb 08, 2023
    Looked thru E record & discusses labs ordered by another MD
    Feb 03, 2023
    Dr. Malhotra has a very warm & professional way about him.
    Feb 01, 2023
    Highest recommendation and gratitude to Dr. Malhotra
    Jan 25, 2023
    Excellent listens provides true attention to you while present and doesn't rush you or seem preoccupied. Outstanding interpersonal interaction.
    Dec 20, 2022
    I am very lucky to have these UCSF services.
    Dec 16, 2022
    His procedural path is more stringent than the one I have been on for the past 20 years for no reason than "every doctor is different" which will require me to have more painful phlebotomies than I believe necessary.
    Dec 03, 2022
    The provider is very easy to talk to and encourages participation
    Nov 20, 2022
    Love Dr Malhotra..his staff is great also.
    Nov 16, 2022
    Dr. Malhotra is an excellent communicator and has taken awesome care of me
    Nov 14, 2022
    Dr. Akshiv Malhotra MD gets our highest recommendation.
    Nov 07, 2022
    I'm extremely happy with Dr. Malhotra
    Oct 27, 2022
    I appreciate Dr Malhotra's knowledgeable care and responses to my concerns.
    Oct 19, 2022
    Doctor was very attentive and gave very clear explanations about possible diagnoses and what they looked like.
    Oct 10, 2022
    I appreciated the attention I got without being cut off. I felt very comfortable with the consultation.
    Sep 21, 2022
    Dr Malhotra has such a caring and concerned manner. He never made me feel we needed to hurry and answered my questions
    Sep 17, 2022
    He's a very good doctor.
    Sep 10, 2022
    Just excellent! The UCSF Cancer Center is the best!
    Aug 19, 2022
    Superb and genuine offering practical advise and treated us like part of their team
    Jul 29, 2022
    Dr. Malhotra is fantastic.
    Jul 27, 2022
    My doctor was not able to view me but I could see him.
    Jul 16, 2022
    Outstanding care provider! Exceptionally attentive thorough great interpersonal skills!!
    Jul 14, 2022
    I find Dr Malhotra just a perfect match for my medical care. He takes the time to really explain my disease and treatment.
    Jul 08, 2022
    Dr. Malhotra was very good and thorough with my first visit. He took the time to get to know the history of my disease. I felt very comfortable.
    Jul 04, 2022
    My visit with Dr Malhotra was very pleasant and he provided excellent care and concern. I trusted and liked him very much.
    Jun 08, 2022
    Very good doctor
    May 22, 2022
    He's always great and really listens to me.
    May 21, 2022
    Outstanding care
    Apr 28, 2022
    Very good experience
    Apr 03, 2022
    Mar 29, 2022
    Unsure of future care plans
    Mar 10, 2022
    Mar 09, 2022
    Great experience
    Mar 08, 2022
    Outstanding attention care updates and follow up!
    Mar 01, 2022
    I've been with Dr. Malhotra for six years and followed him from Epic Care. We just do follow-ups.
    Feb 16, 2022
    The care provider was very informative and responded to all my questions and concerns.
    Jan 23, 2022
    Very thorough !
    Jan 21, 2022
    A very good experience. Dr Malhotra was informed concerned knowledgeable attentive & polite!
    Oct 20, 2021
    Dr. Malhotra is an excellent oncologist. He does not specialize in sarcoma my cancer but he's great in any case.
    Oct 06, 2021
    Dr M. is great
    Sep 21, 2021
    Waiting on the results from a PET scan before can be known what needs to be done.
    Sep 16, 2021
    The doc was great. The admin staff: not so much
    Sep 16, 2021
    Sep 09, 2021
    Doctor & assistant were able to add new doctor to my portal