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Dr. Anita Gupta

Dr. Anita Gupta is a board certified anesthesiologist specializing in pain and trained 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 been a healthcare provider for over 20 years as both a pharmacist and pain physician anesthesiologist. She has been a recent FDA advisor who has received 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 also on the front cover page of the Philadelphia Inquirer involving a complex medical drug overdose. She is an author of international 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 broad clinical 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 anesthesiology residency at National Institutes of Health, NHLBI in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Gupta completed postdoctoral professional education certificate from MIT in Boston, MA 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

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


  • 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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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)


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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