Ranjan Gupta, M.D.
Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Anatomy & Neurobiology,
and Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Irvine
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Shoulder, Elbow, & Hand surgery
Dr. Gupta’s practice is limited to care of the shoulder, elbow, and hand.
He has a particular interest in arthritis and minimally invasive shoulder surgery.
Other areas of focus include treatment of fractures, degenerative conditions,
compressive neuropathies, distal radius malunions, and brachial plexus injuries.
Dr. Gupta's research interest includes both clinical and basic science. He
has published studies on topics ranging from rotator cuff injuries to distal
radius fractures. He is the director of the Peripheral
Nerve Research Laboratory at UC Irvine. This lab is focused
on understanding nerve regeneration and Schwann cell control of neural injury.
He has recently developed an animal model for rotator cuff injury along with
Dr. Thay Lee at the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab. He remains also actively
involved in kinematic research focused on shoulder arthroplasty and DRUJ
Dr. Gupta received his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
and his medical doctorate degree from Albany Medical College through the
Accelerated Six Year Biomedical Program. He completed a general surgery internship,
residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, and an NIH Post Doctoral Research Fellowship
at the University of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, Dr. Gupta completed fellowship
training in hand surgery/microsurgery at the University of California, Los
Angeles, followed by an AO Fellowship in hand surgery/traumatology/shoulder
at the University of Berne in Switzerland.
Dr. Gupta is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Anatomy & Neurobiology,
and Biomedical Engineering. He assumed the role of Department Chairman
on January 1, 2007.
Albany Medical College
University of Pennsylvania
NIH Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Hand Surgery/Microsurgery, UCLA
Hand Surgery/Traumatology/Shoulder, University of Berne, Switzerland
He has been awarded the NIH Career Development Award from the National Institute
for Neurologic Disorders and Stroke and the Marshall Urist Award from the
Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (2005).
Dr. Ranjan Gupta received the prestigious 2006 Kappa Delta Young
Investigator Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
and the Orthopaedic Research Society. The Kappa Delta Award is the
highest honor in orthopaedics and is presented by the Academy to
persons who have performed research that is of high significance
and impact.The awards are bestowed for outstanding manuscripts that
focus on basic and/or clinical research related to the musculoskeletal
system. Papers considered for this award represent a large body
of cohesive scientific work generally reflecting years of investigation.
The Kappa Delta Awards were introduced in 1947, by the Kappa Delta
Sorority; in the years since their inception, the Kappa Delta Awards
have totaled over a million dollars.
Most recently, he was selected for the 2008 Sterling Bunnell Traveling
Fellowship by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).
This is the most prestigious award given by the ASSH with the purpose
of the Bunnell Fellowship to sponsor a young Hand Surgeon in the
development of national and international relationships which contribute
to his/her pursuit of higher learning, and which foster the principles
of scholarship of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Dr. Gupta will be focusing his travels to national and international
centers on therapeutic neuroscience to improve functional outcomes
after neural injury.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2001)
Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery (2002)
Member of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (2006)