Dr. Gupta has been appointed professor and chief of spine surgery for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He will assume his new duties on September 1, 2015. Dr. Gupta succeeds Lawrence G. Lenke, MD, who has moved to ColumbiaDoctors and The Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen in New York, New York.
“Munish Gupta is a nationally and internationally known leader in spinal surgery and research, and we are excited he will be joining our faculty,” said Regis J. O’Keefe, MD, PhD, who heads the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University. “I believe he will allow our department to continue to grow and to maintain one of the best spine-care groups in the world. In fact, Dr. Gupta already has begun working collaboratively with leaders in the Department of Neurosurgery to develop an integrated Spine Center at Washington University that will serve as a national model.”
Dr. Gupta will perform surgery on patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children-St. Louis. “I am very excited to join one of the top spine programs at one of the leading medical centers and orthopaedic programs in the nation,” Dr. Gupta said. “I look forward to working with the highly-talented physicians at Washington University in advancing our knowledge about the spine and providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art spine care for our patients.”