September 30, 2015 — Dr. Gupta has been elected chairman of the fellowship committee in the Scoliosis Research Society.
At the 50th Annual Meeting & Course of the Scoliosis Research Society, Dr. Munish C. Gupta teaches courses and presents his ongoing research. This year’s meeting takes place in Minneapolis, MN from September 30 to October 3. The purpose of the SRS annual meeting is to provide a forum for the realization of the Society’s mission and goals, to foster the optimal care of all patients with spinal deformities. Dr. Gupta will join other leading experts who treat spinal deformities at all levels and in patients of all ages.
Dr. Gupta’s recent research on spinal deformity treatment will be published in the November 15, 2015 online issue of Spine. The article is titled “Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy (PSO) in the Revision versus Primary Adult Spinal Deformity (ASD) Patient: Is there a difference in correction and complications?” Spine is recognized internationally as the leading journal in the field of spinal disorders.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University is named a nationally ranked hospital by US NEWS & WORLD REPORT in their annual report of the best hospitals across the nation. You can view the report for more details.
The 22nd International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) in Kuala Lampur included leading spine surgeons from all over the world. In this forum, spine surgeons discussed and demonstrated new spine techniques in order to improve patient care. Dr. Gupta had over 18 papers accepted and was a speaker in multiple sessions, and also taught hands-on workshops.
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.