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Dr. Munish Gupta named Director of Pediatric Spine Program

Monday, May 19, 2014

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) Dr. Munish Gupta has been named Director of the Pediatric Spine Program at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. A statewide leader in pediatric spine care, the Northern California Shriners Hospital treats spine conditions of all degrees – from a fatigue fracture in the lower spine that requires careful monitoring to a congenital kyphosis that can lead to paralysis. As director of the program, Dr. Gupta works with a team of specialists in orthopaedics, pediatrics, anesthesia, genetics, neurology and neurosurgery to provide comprehensive care for children challenged with spinal imperfections. Children from throughout Northern California, Southern Oregon and Western Nevada, seek the care provided by Shriners Hospital, and all are treated regardless of the ability of the patient or family to pay.

In addition to his leadership role at Shriners Hospital, Dr. Gupta is clinical co-director of the Spine Center at the University of California, Davis Medical Center and professor and vice-chair of academics for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California Davis, School of Medicine. Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Gupta graduated from Northwestern University School of Medicine, where he also completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Gupta completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the Kenton D. Leatherman Spine Center at the University of Louisville. Dr. Gupta formerly served as attending orthopaedic surgeon at the Southern California Complex Spine and Scoliosis Center and the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He also was a consulting orthopaedist from the Spine Deformity Center at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center.

Dr. Gupta’s professional affiliations include the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Association, American College of Surgeons, the Northern American Spine Society, and the Scoliosis Research Society.