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.
Dr. Munish Gupta visited Coimbatore, India, to operate on patients with severe scoliosis and to teach in a Scoliosis Research Society operative course at the Ganga Hospital. The course involved 25 surgeries demonstrated by 9 internationally renowned spinal surgeons, which attendees could observe, as well as lecture sessions on patient evaluation, technique and tips, and avoiding complications.
Dr. Gupta, Dr. Alexander Vaccaro and Sachin Gupta have co-edited a book that presents several cases using the latest techniques for spinal surgery. Their goal is to share complex procedures and the outcomes, both successful and unsuccessful, to promote the sharing of knowledge and experience in the world of spinal surgery. They plan to publish additional collections in the future, to keep up with changing and emerging techniques.
More than 40 surgeons have contributed case details for surgeries to correct early onset scoliosis, pediatric spinal deformity, adult spinal deformity, trauma and tumors, and cervical spine disorders. Each case is presented in a less-formal style to make reading easier, and includes more than 500 photos and illustrations.
The book is available for purchase on Amazon.com.
Recently at a gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Gupta presented several cases that demonstrate the four-rod technique that he pioneered for Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomies.
September 30, 2013 — Dr. Gupta has been elected to the board of directors for the Scoliosis Research Society. SRS is an international society that was founded in 1966 with 35 members, and now includes over 1,000 of the world’s leading spine surgeons, researchers, physician assistants and orthotists who are involved in research and treatment of spinal deformities. It has gained recognition as one of the world’s premier spine societies. The SRS has maintained a commitment to research and education in the field of spinal deformities.