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Munish Gupta, MDMunish Gupta, MD
Mildred B. Simon Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Chief of Pediatric and Adult Spinal Surgery
Co-director of Pediatric and Adult Spinal Deformity Service

Clinical Specialty
Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery

Clinical Interests
Dr. Gupta specializes in adult and pediatric spine surgery, with a focus on complex spinal reconstructive surgery for treatment of all spinal deformities of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical regions. He has over 23 years of experience in treating spinal deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis and Flatback syndrome. Dr. Gupta also specializes in spinal revision surgery and spinal tumors.

Research Interests
Basic Science: The study of spinal fusion in animal models. Dr. Gupta has studied fusion models in several species and various conditions which enhance and inhibit fusion including bone morphogenetic proteins 2 and 7. Biomechanics of spine constructs for use in treatment of spinal deformity.
Clinical Science: Clinical outcomes of various techniques used in the treatment of spinal deformity including multiple rods for osteotomies.

Dr. Gupta is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Spine Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta received his medical degree at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, where he also completed an Internship in General Surgery, and a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. He then completed a fellowship in Spine Surgery at the Kenton D. Leatherman Spine Center and University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. Prior to arriving at Washington University, Dr. Gupta served as the Vice-Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief of Spine Surgery and Clinical Co-Director of the Spine Center at the University of California Davis School of Medicine. He also served as the Director of Spine Surgery for Shriners Hospital of Northern California.

Dr. Gupta is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), North American Spine Society (NASS), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Association, National Scoliosis Foundation, American College of Surgeons, Twentieth Century Orthopedics, Federation of Spine Associations, and Scoliosis Association, Inc. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Spinal Deformity and a Reviewer for the Spine Arthroplasty Society Journal, Global Spine Journal and European Spine Journal. He has published numerous articles, book chapters, research projects and presented nationally and internationally, focusing on spine disorders. Dr. Gupta has been listed as a St. Louis Magazine Best Doctors in America® since 2015.

Medical Degree
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

General Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Spine Surgery, Kenton D. Leatherman Spine Center and University of Louisville, Louisville, KY


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