Vinay Kumar Gupta, MD| Surgical Oncology | MedStar Health

Vinay Kumar Gupta, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (530 reviews)

Specialities: Surgical Oncology

Languages: Hindi, English

(855) 778-6856

About me

Vinay Gupta, MD, is a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist who practices at MedStar Health. He specializes in the treatment of pancreas, liver, stomach, colon and rectum, and breast cancers, as well as soft tissue sarcomas and melanoma. Recognized as one of the most experienced surgical oncologists in the region, he has been named a “Top Doctor” by Baltimore magazine six times.


Dr. Gupta sees patients at both MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. He is part of a multidisciplinary team of oncology experts who meet regularly to review patient cases, analyze imaging, and partner to develop plan of care recommendations that are believed to result in the best possible clinical outcomes. These collaborations are especially important to Dr. Gupta, whose patients often do not experience concerning symptoms at the onset of disease, and as a result, are sometimes not diagnosed until later stages.

Dr. Gupta earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland. He went on to complete his general surgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia, followed by a fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Chicago Hospitals. Today, he serves as cancer liaison physician for the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Additionally, he teaches and mentors future surgeons as Associate Program Director of the general surgery residency program at MedStar Health Baltimore.


Dr. Gupta’s Philosophy of Care

“Cancer is a very personal disease. But it’s part of why I love being a surgical oncologist. Performing surgery is a big part of what I do, but equally important is that I give my patients hope. Our team helps each patient decide which way to go from a treatment standpoint, and then we navigate them through, applying holistic approaches to care and applying the latest science to achieve the best possible outcomes.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Liver Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acral Lentiginous Melanoma
  • Anal Cancer
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Mass
  • Biliary Colic
  • Cholecystitis
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Stromal Tumors
  • Intra Abdominal Cancer
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Mass On Trunk
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mesenteric Mass
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Mass
  • Perforation Of Bile Duct
  • Perforation Of Gallbladder
  • Peridiverticular Abscess
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma
  • Sarcoma Of The Abdomen
  • Sarcoma Of The Extremities
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenic Mass
  • Splenomegaly
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Axillary Lymphadenectomy
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer Surgery
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Of Thyroid
  • Hickman Catheter
  • Ileostomy
  • Infusaport Placement
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Islet Cell Tumor Resection
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gastrostomy
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Pancreatectomy
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Lysis Of Adhesions
  • Mediports
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Musculoskeletal Biopsy
  • Open Biopsy Of Liver
  • Pancreatic Debridement
  • Pancreaticojejunostomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peptic Ulcer Surgery
  • Port
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Quadrantectomy
  • Repair Of Liver Laceration
  • Repair Of Pancreas
  • Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Resection
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Small Bowel Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Management Of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
  • Surgical Treatment Of Crohn's Disease
  • Thyroid Surgery
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Practice locations

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9103 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 2300
Baltimore, MD, 21237


Fax 443-777-6311

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5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Smyth Bldg Ste G1
Baltimore, MD, 21239


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9103 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 2300
Baltimore, MD, 21237


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MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus



Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Fellowship Program: University of Chicago Medical Center (2002)

Residency Program: Medical College of Georgia Hospital (1999)

Internship Program: Medical College of Georgia Hospital (1994)

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine (1993)


  • Baltimore Magazine Top Doctor, 2015-2018, 2020
  • Maryland State Chair, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, 2012-2018
  • Vice Chair, Georgetown University Oncology Institutional Review Board  2009-2012
  • Georgetown University Oncology Institutional Review Board  2006-2009

News and publications

  1. AbdusSamad M, Gaur A, Zhou H, Zapas JL, Gupta VK, Simbulan-Rosenthal CM, McCarron EC, Rosenthal DS. Combination therapy with mebendazole, trametinib and metformin eliminates recalcitrant NRAS mutant, BRAF wild type melanoma cells. American Association of Cancer Research, Abstract, 2015.
  2. Heitmiller RF and Gupta VK. Apprenticeship: Preserving the Commitment to Surgical Education. Journal of Surgical Education 65(4):259-262, 2008.
  3. Gupta VK and Heitmiller RF. Union Memorial Hospital: An Insight to the Origin of Community based Surgical Training. Journal of Surgical Education 65(2):162-165, 2008.
  4. Gupta VK, Park JO, Kurihara T, Koons A, Jaskowiak NT, Kufe DW, Weichselbaum RR, Posner MC. Selective gene expression in a human esophageal adenocarcinoma model using a DF3/MUC1 promoter. Gene Therapy 10(3):206-212, 2003.
  5. Mauceri HJ, Seetharam S, Beckett MA, Schumm LP, Koons A, Gupta VK, Park JO, Manan A, Lee JY, Montag AG, Kufe DW, Weichselbaum RR. Angiotensin potentiates cyclophosphamide treatment of metastatic disease. Cancer Chemotherapy & Pharmacology 50(5):412-418, 2002.
  6. Park JO, Lopez CA, Gupta VK, Brown CK, Mauceri HJ, Dara TE, Manan A, Hellman S, Posner MC, Kufe DW, Weichselbaum RR. Transcriptional control of viral gene therapy by cisplatin. Journal of Clinical Investigation 110(3):403-410, 2002.
  7. Gupta VK, Park JO, Jaskowiak NT, Mauceri HJ, Seetharam S, Kufe DW, Weichselbaum RR, Posner MC. Combined gene therapy and ionizing radiation is a novel approach to treat human esophageal adenocarcinoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology 9(5):500-504, 2002.
  8. Gupta VK, Jaskowiak NT, Becket MA, Mauceri HJ, Grunstein J, Johnson RS, Calvin DA, Nodzenski E, Pejovic M, Kufe DW, Posner MC, Weichselbaum RR. Vascular endothelial growth factor enhances endothelial cell survival and tumor radioresistance. The Cancer Journal, Scientific American 8(1):47-54, 2002.
  9. Mauceri HJ, Seetharam S, Beckett MA, Lee JY, Gupta VK, Gately S, Stack MS, Brown CK, Swedberg K, Kufe DW, Weichselbaum RR. Tumor production of angiostatin is enhanced following exposure to TNF alpha. International Journal of Cancer 97(4):410-415, 2002.
  10. Salloum RM, Jaskowiak NT, Mauceri HJ, Seetharam S, Beckett MA, Koons AM, Hari DM, Gupta VK, Reimer C, Kalluri R, Posner MC, Hellman S, Kufe DW, Weichselbaum RR. NM-3, an isocoumarin, increases the antitumor effects of radiotherapy without toxicity. Cancer Research 60:6958-6963, 2000.
  11. Gupta VK, Yeh KA, Burke GJ, Wei JP. 99m-Tc sestamibi localized solitary parathyroid adenoma as an indication for limited unilateral surgical exploration. The American Journal of Surgery 176:409-412, 1998.
  12. Howdieshell TR, Riegner C, Gupta VK, McNeil PL. Normoxic wound fluid contains high levels of vascular endothelial growth factor. Annals of Surgery 228(5):707-715, 1998.
  13. Gupta VK, McNeil PL, Reigner C, Howdieshell TR. Vascular endothelial growth factor is a key mediator of omental angiogenesis. Surgical Forum, 82nd Annual Clinical Congress 157:746-748, 1996.
  14. Midis GP, Gupta VK, Fabian DF, Lefor AT. Target cell membrane modification and susceptibility to lymphokine activated killer cell mediated lysis II. Sodium periodate has a differential effect on the lysis of human and murine tumor cells. Journal of Surgical Research 56:146-154, 1994.
  15. Gupta VK, Midis GP, Fabian DF, Lefor AT. Sodium periodate has a differential effect on the human and murine LAK cell mediated lysis. FASEB Journal 6:A1151, 1992.
  16. Midis GP, Gupta VK, Fabian DF, Lefor AT. Combined-modality therapy for murine subcutaneous tumors with immunotherapy and hyperthermia. Current Surgery 488:456-457, 1991.

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Sep 23, 2022

    I was very pleased with the way Dr Gupta explained everything to me and he had a wonderful "bedside" manner

  • Sep 2, 2022

    Excellent service was provided.

  • Sep 2, 2022

    Dr. Gupta is a very caring and personable doctor, who listens to my questions and concerns and gives clear explanations about my condition and care. Thank you for the wonderful care you have provided me, Dr. Gupta!