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Alumnus Dr. Munish Gupta Named New Chief of Spine Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis


Munish C. Gupta, '84, '86 MD, '91 GME, has been appointed professor and chief of spine surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Currently, Dr. Gupta is professor and vice chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, chief of orthopaedic spine surgery, and co-director of the spine center at the University of California, Davis. He also is director of spine surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California. He will assume his new duties at Washington University in St. Louis on September 1.

"Munish Gupta is a nationally and internationally known leader in spinal surgery and research, and we are excited he will be joining our faculty," said Regis J. O’Keefe, MD, PhD, head of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University. "I believe he will allow our department to continue to grow and to maintain one of the best spine-care groups in the world. In fact, Dr. Gupta already has begun working collaboratively with leaders in the Department of Neurosurgery to develop an integrated Spine Center at Washington University that will serve as a national model."