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.

Clinics I work with

UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley

Berkeley Outpatient Center

3100 San Pablo Ave., Suite 430
Berkeley, CA 94702

Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Hematology, Blood & Marrow Transplant, and Cellular Therapy (HBC) Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Clinic

See both of our San Francisco locations.

Prostate Cancer Center

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
130 Reviews
This was my first visit with Dr. Malhotra. I was very comfortable speaking with him about my medical history and plans for future follow up care
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
127 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
127 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
128 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
130 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
129 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
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