Ranjan Gupta, M.D.
Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Councillor of the Zeta Chapter
of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Anatomy & Neurobiology,
and Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Irvine

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Email: ranjang@uci.edu
Dr. Gupta's CV

Clinical Specialty
Shoulder, Elbow, & Hand surgery

Clinical Interests
Dr. Gupta is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with sub-specialty training and expertise in shoulder, elbow, and hand surgery. He has a particular interest in arthritis and minimally invasive shoulder surgery.

Research Interests
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 internationally recognized as leader in understanding and treating peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injuries. He is the Principal Investigator for the UC Irvine Peripheral Nerve Research Lab that has been continuously funded with extramural grants for the National Institute of Health since 2000. This lab is focused on understanding nerve regeneration and Schwann cell control of neural injury. He is also actively involved with biomechanics research as a Co-Investigator for Dr. Thay Lee at the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab.

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.

Medical Degree
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

To date, no other orthopaedic surgeon has ever been recognized with all of the following awards:

  • NIH Career Development Award from the National Institute for Neurologic Disorders & Stroke (2000)
  • Marshall Urist Young Investigator Award from the Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons (2005)
  • Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Orthopaedic Research Society (2006)
  • Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship from the American Society of Surgery of the Hand (2008)
  • American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellowship for the American Orthopaedic Association (2013)
  • Joseph H. Boyes Research Award from the American Society of Surgery of the Hand (2015)
  • In recognition of his clinical acumen and surgical skills, he has been selected by his peers
    as a member of:
    • Best Doctors (2011-2015)
    • Super Doctors (2012-2015)

Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2001)
and recertified through 2021)
Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery (2002)
Member of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (2006)