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Dr. Gupta is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Anatomy & Neurobiology, and Biomedical Engineering and Chief of Shoulder Surgery in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine.

He received his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his medical doctorate degree from Albany Medical College through the Accelerated Six Year Biomedical Program. He completed a general surgery internship, residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, and an NIH Post Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, Dr. Gupta completed fellowship training in hand surgery/microsurgery at the University of California, Los Angeles, followed by an AO Fellowship in hand surgery/traumatology/shoulder at the University of Berne in Switzerland. He served in the role of Department Chairman for the University of California, Irvine from 2006 to the end of 2015.  During his tenure as chair, the department rose from being ranked #128 by U.S. News & World Report to #40 and became the highest ranked specialty for UC Irvine Health.

As a surgeon-scientist, no other orthopaedic surgeon has ever been recognized with all of the following awards:

NIH Career Development Award from the National Institute for Neurologic Disorders & Stroke (2000)
Marshall Urist Young Investigator Award from the Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons (2005)
Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Orthopaedic Research Society (2006)
Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship from the American Society of Surgery of the Hand (2008)
American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellowship from the American Orthopaedic Association (2013)
Joseph H. Boyes Research Award from the American Society of Surgery of the Hand (2015)
Andrew J. Weiland Medal from the American Society of Surgery of the Hand to honor a surgeon-scientist who has contributed a significant body of research that has advanced the science and practice of hand surgery (2016) 
Charles S. Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons for recognition of his outstanding clinical investigations contributing to the understanding, care and prevention of injuries to the shoulder (2019). 

In recognition of his clinical acumen and surgical skills, he has been selected by his peers as a member of: 

Best Doctors (2011-2020)
Super Doctors (2012-2020)
Oral Examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020).

He has served in this capacity for the ABOS for the past many years to help ensure that the highest standards of clinical care are maintained for the American public.