Nitika A Gupta, MD

Pediatric Hepatologist

English, Hindi, Punjabi

Primary Specialty

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Other Specialty

Gastroenterology, Hepatology

Leadership Titles

Clinical Director of Hepatology; Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program


Medical School:
Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine


Pubmed Profile




Nitika Gupta, MD, is a pediatric hepatologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She currently serves as Director of the Hepatology Program at Children’s and Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta obtained her medical degree at Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College in India before completing her pediatric residency and fellowship training at Emory University School of Medicine. She is board certified in pediatric gastroenterology with a subspecialty board certification in pediatric transplant hepatology.

Dr. Gupta specializes in treating children and adolescents with all types of liver disease and cares for patients pre- and post-liver transplant.

Focus of Practice

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Liver Transplantation

Areas of Interest

  • All types of liver disease
  • Pre- and post-liver transplant medical issues
  • Adolescent transition


Childrens Physician Group - Gastroenterology

Emory Childrens Center Building, 2015 Uppergate Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30322 Get Directions 404-785-KIDS (5437)

Childrens Physician Group - Hepatology

Center for Advanced Pediatrics, 2174 North Druid Hills Road NE 2nd Floor Atlanta, GA 30329 Get Directions 404-785-1832

Childrens Physician Group - Gastroenterology

Center for Advanced Pediatrics, 2174 North Druid Hills Road NE Suite 210 Atlanta, GA 30329 Get Directions 404-785-5437

Research & Publications

Dr. Gupta’s research interest lies in understanding the basic mechanisms of steatosis in the liver. Specifically, she is interested in the GLP- 1 receptor and its role in hepatic steatosis, apoptosis and autophagy in the setting of ischemia reperfusion injury. Immune mechanism of steatosis is an evolving area of her laboratory. Additionally, Dr. Gupta is interested in the area of adolescent post-transplant care and transition and solid organ donations.