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Dr. Anita Gupta

Dr. Anita Gupta is a board certified pain anesthesiologist with a doctorate in pharmacy and a masters in public policy and certificate in health policy from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She has been a healthcare provider for over 20 years and has served as a FDA advisor as a Special Government Employee on the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee. She has been the recipient of the Learner Award from the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) in Washington D.C. She also has served a thought leader for the Washington Post, Forbes, CNN, Doctor Oz, and others. She has been featured on the cover of Philly Biz magazine as Top in Healthcare in Philadelphia and an international editor and author of books by Oxford University Press, Interventional Pain Medicine, and Pharmacology in Anesthesia Practice and 50 Studies Every Anesthesiologist Should Know. She completed the public advocacy fellowship with the Mayday Foundation and the executive Wharton Total Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been called upon to discuss high profile medical topics involving Tiger Woods, Bill Cosby, Angelina Jolie, and Prince and others. Dr. Gupta's contributions have earned her recognition for public health, service, and scientific medical expertise in pharmacology, pain and frontline patient care. She completed her Doctorate in Pharmacy at Rutgers University and her medical degree from UMDNJ (now Rowan University), and her residency in anesthesiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and clinical scientist training during her medical residency at National Institutes of Health, NHLBI. Dr. Gupta completed postdoctoral professional education from MIT in controlled release drug technology and interventional multidisciplinary pain fellowship from Johns Hopkins University.

Specialty Focus

  • Anesthesiology

  • Pain Medicine

  • Regional Anesthesiology

  • Perioperative Care

  • Pharmacology

  • Biotechnology

Professional Interests

  • Public Policy, and Health Policy

  • FDA Regulatory Guidelines

  • Research and Drug Development

  • Chronic and Acute Pain

  • Interventional Pain Medicine

  • Palliative Care and Rare Diseases

Residency & Fellowship

  • Johns Hopkins University, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology Pain Fellowship, Baltimore, MD

  • National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Clinical Research Scientist Track, Bethesda, MD

  • Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C., Anesthesiology Residency

  • Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C., Chief Resident Appointment

Post-Doctoral Education

  • Princeton University, Masters in Public Policy and Certificate in Health Policy

  • Harvard Medical School, Institute of Coaching, Founding Fellow, Boston, MA

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Controlled Drug Release Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Boston, MA

  • Mayday Foundation Fellowship, Media, Public Policy and Advocacy Fellow, Washington D.C.

  • Wharton School of Business, Total Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Awards

  • American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Learner Award

  • Top in Healthcare in Philly Biz Magazine in Philadelphia

  • Mayday Foundation Fellowship Award, in Pain Advocacy for Patients

  • Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Total Leadership

  • Patients Choice Award, Patient Care Recognition

  • Compassionate Physicians Award, Patient Care Recognition

  • Georgetown University Hospital, Shining Star, Outstanding Patient Care Recognition

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Leadership

Credit: NORD Summit 2018 Opening Remarks Washington DC

Credit: NORD Summit 2018 Opening Remarks Washington DC

  • Georgetown University, Scholar, Center of Bioethics, Washington D.C.

  • FDA Advisor, Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee (AADPAC)

  • National Organization of Rare Diseases, Member of Advisory Committee (NORD)

  • Vice Chair, Communications Committee, American Society of Regional Anesthesiology (ASRA)

  • Co-Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Prescription Opioid Abuse, American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA)

  • Member, Pain Committee, American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA)

  • Member, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, (CADCA)

Advocacy

Dr. Gupta has been a international voice for stakeholders including patients, physicians, policymakers, and non-profit organizations including the National Organization of Rate Diseases, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, and American Society of Regional Anesthesiology and Pain and others. She has also served as a special government employee and advisory committee member to the Food and Drug Administration.

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