Akshiv Malhotra


Medical oncologist
Hiker, wanderer and board game fanatic

About me

Dr. Akshiv Malhotra is a hematologist-oncologist who cares for patients with cancer and blood disorders. His expertise includes multiple myeloma, breast cancer, head and neck cancers, prostate cancer and gastrointestinal cancers.

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 cancers and blood disorders.

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

Malhotra spends his time away from the clinic with his wife and young daughter. They enjoy the outdoors – hiking, exploring and traveling to 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

My philosophy is that it's important to focus on the whole patient. I build trust with my patients by listening and being honest.

UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley

Berkeley Outpatient Center

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

My reviews


Overall Experience
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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
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Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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The provider spent enough time with me
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