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Dr. Anita Gupta is board certified anesthesiologist, pain specialist and pharmacologist with a masters in public policy and a certificate in health policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She has received the Learner Award from the American Association of Medical Colleges in Washington D.C., has been a FDA Advisor and has been in healthcare for over 20 years. She previously has been a founding fellow of the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School and trained at the Wharton Total Leadership Program, and has been a working group member of the GIEESC/World Health Organization member, and has been featured as a medical expert on CNN, Fox News, Forbes, and many others. She has been the recipient of the Patients Choice and Compassionate Physician Award and author of internationally selling textbooks 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 has been called upon to discuss high profile medical topics involving Tiger Woods, Bill Cosby, Angelina Jolie and Prince. Dr. Gupta’s contributions have earned her recognition for community service, research, and pain medicine expertise. She completed her Doctorate in Pharmacy at Rutgers and her medical degree from UMDNJ and her residency in anesthesiology at Georgetown University and clinical scientist training at National Institutes of Health. Following residency, Dr. Gupta completed a pain fellowship from Johns Hopkins University and biotechnology professional education from MIT.

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

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

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


  • Recognized in Philly Biz Magazine as Top in Healthcare in Philadelphia
  • American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Learner Award
  • Mayday Foundation Fellowship, Pain Advocacy and Medical Communications Fellowship, Mayday Foundation
  • Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Total Leadership Program
  • 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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 Credit: NORD Summit 2018 Opening Remarks Washington DC

Credit: NORD Summit 2018 Opening Remarks Washington DC

  • 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)


Dr. Gupta has been a voice for physicians, patients and many others on issues for many non-profit organizations including the National Organization of Rate Diseases, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, American Socieity of Regional Anestheesiology and Pain, and the National Organization of Rare Diseases. She has also served as a special government employee and advisor to the Food and Drug Adminstration and discussed many issues related to health policy with leaders on Capitol Hill.  

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