Specialty Focus

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Regional Anesthesiology
  • Perioperative Care
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Innovation
  • Biotechnology

Services & Clinical Interests

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Public Advocacy and Policy
  • Public Health
  • FDA Regulatory Guidelines
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Drug Development
  • Innovative Health Technology
  • Chronic and Acute Pain
  • Regional Anesthesiology
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Palliative Care

Residency & Fellowship

  • Johns Hopkins University, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine – Anesthesiology Pain Fellowship -
  • National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute -Clinical Research Scientist Track -
  • Georgetown University Hospital – Anesthesiology Residency
  • Georgetown University Hospital – Chief Resident

Fellowship & Post Doctoral Education

  • Harvard Medical School/McClean Hospital – Founding Fellow of ICPA
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Hacking Medicine Institute
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Drug Development and Drug Technology Professional Education
  • Mayday Foundation – Media, Public Policy and Advocacy Fellow
  • Wharton School of Business – Total Leadership Program at University of Pennsylvania

2017-2018 Princeton University Fellow in Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School

Dr. Anita Gupta is a 2017-18 Princeton University Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She previously was faculty as University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University as Vice Chair in the Department of Anesthesiology. She is a board-certified anesthesiologist, pain specialist, pharmacist and an author of top-selling books including “Interventional Pain Medicine” and “Pharmacology in Anesthesia Practice.” As a recognized, international authority on in medicine, Dr. Gupta has served as a influential medical expert on CNN, Forbes, The Guardian, Fox News, and NBC, The Examiner, Parade, and others. She has commented on high profile medical cases related to Bill Cosby, Angelina Jolie, Prince, and Lady Gaga.

Dr. Gupta currently serves as an advisor to the FDA on the AADPAC Committee. She is also currently an influential contributor to  The Hill, a news journal read by influential Capitol Hill leaders and congressional members and leaders. She previously was a founding fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital and has also completed the Wharton Total Leadership Program. She has completed post doctoral education and innovative research training at both National Institutes of Health and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

She is has been a member of  the GIEESC working group of the World Health Organization, founder of Society of Women in Medicine, and has been a consecutive recipient of the Patients Choice and Compassionate Physician Choice Award.  She also completed the health advocacy and public policy fellowship with the Mayday Foundation in Washington DC and New York City.

Dr. Gupta has led influential advocacy, community and  research efforts that are instrumental to the advancement of pain medicine and anesthesiology and innovations in healthcare and policy specific to the opioid epidemic. She has earned broad recognition for her advocacy and community outreach and has been an invited presenter at numerous influential medical and advisory forums for her leadership on this issue.

Dr. Gupta completed her Doctorate in Pharmacy at Rutgers University and her medical degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and her residency in anesthesiology at Georgetown University Hospital and National Institutes of Health. Following residency, Dr. Gupta completed a pain management fellowship from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and then joined faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a fellow at Princeton University at the Woodrow Wilson School focus on improving policy matters related to healthcare, technology and innovation.

For news media or speaker inquiries, please email Dr. Anita Gupta at or call 844.213.7246