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Munish C. Gupta, M.D.

Munish C. Gupta, M.D.

Munish C. Gupta, M.D., specializes in spinal reconstructive surgery for both adults and children who need repair of spinal deformities resulting from scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis and flatback syndrome. He has helped many patients start living normally again, by correcting their spinal problems to regain lost mobility and relieve pain and numbness.

He previously served for 16 years as chief of spine surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California.

Dr. Gupta received his medical degree from Northwestern University in 1986 after completing a combined BA/MD honors program in medical education. After finishing an internship and residency at Northwestern, he completed a fellowship in spinal surgery in 1992 at the Norton Leatherman Spine Center, affiliated with the University of Louisville.

Following his fellowship, he became a clinical instructor at the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine and also practiced at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. In 1997, he joined the faculty at the University of California, Davis, where he built a surgical practice performing complex reconstructive surgery to correct pediatric and adult spinal deformities. While at UC Davis, he taught the treatment of complex spinal deformities to many national and international spine fellows. He also is experienced in cervical spinal surgery and the treatment of tumors and traumatic spine injuries.

He holds professional memberships in American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Orthopaedic Association, California Orthopaedic Association, Federation of Spine Associations, Medical Advisory Board, Sacramento Valley Chapter, National Scoliosis Foundation, North American Spine Society, Paul R. Lipscomb Society, Scoliosis Association, Inc., Scoliosis Research Society, and Western Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Gupta has received the following awards: Distinguished Service Award, City of Detroit, 2004; Teacher of the Year, Orthopaedic Department, 2002; Spirit of Detroit Award for Work in West Africa, 2001; Teacher of the Year, Orthopaedic Department,1999; and Chief Residents’ Special Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1998


  • Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 2005 Diplomat, July 15, 1994, Recertified through December 31, 2024
  • Fellowship, Spine Surgery, Kenton D. Leatherman Spine Center and University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago; Internship, General Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago
  • Doctor of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago

Related information:

  • To see Dr. Gupta’s publications, click to visit his website.