Dr. Anita Gupta was born in Philadelphia and grew up in a small suburb in nearby Camden County, New Jersey. She is a well-recognized leader and voice on the prescription and opioid overdose epidemic on both a local and national level. She is both a physician anesthesiologist specializing in pain management, and a pharmacist, which allows her to share unique thoughts on this serious public health issue. She has worked for the last twenty years as a pharmacist, corporate executive, and in academic clinical medicine at where she served to train residents and medical students while caring for ill patients with intractable pain. Dr. Anita Gupta is appointed faculty in the department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and pain medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include pain medicine, health policy, biotechnology, drug development, corporate and government affairs.
Dr. Gupta completed her residency in anesthesiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC and her pain fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She received her doctorate in pharmacy from Rutgers University, New Jersey. Dr. Gupta completed her master’s in public policy and health policy from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, general management from Harvard Business School and her medical school at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Among her many professional activities, Dr. Gupta serves as a board of director of public and private sector organizations, she has served as an appointed member of the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, National Academies of Sciences Global Forum and National Quality Forum. She was named a Global Emerging Leader, Top 100 Most Inspiring Leader and a Harvard Business School Speaker, and is an active member of a number of professional organizations including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice, and The Milken Institute Faster Cures Advisory Council. She continues to work closely with leaders both on Capitol Hill and the U.S. FDA to find solutions to solve the opioid epidemic and pain crisis in the United States.
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, 1997; RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, 1999; UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY, 2003
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