Dr. Gupta comes to Spectrum Eye Care after serving as Assistant Profressor and Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at University Hospitals Eye Institute, Case Western Reserve University starting in 2012. While there, he had served as Residency Program Director, leading the faculty in training the next generation of ophthalmologists, while continuing a busy cornea and refractive surgery practice as a board-certified ophthalmologist.
Dr. Gupta graduated medical school from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health while affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Gupta completed his ophthalmology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cole Eye Institute. He completed a two-year cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School and trained under Dr. Claes Dohlman, the inventor of the artificial cornea, the Boston Keratoprosthesis, as well as Dr. Deborah Pavan-Langston, leading clinician in Herpetic Eye Disease. Subsequently, Dr. Gupta joined the faculty at Georgia Regents University for four years while obtaining a Masters in Clinical and Translational Sciences prior to moving to Cleveland to join University Hospitals Eye Institute.
Dr. Gupta cares for both adult and childhood corneal disease with curiosities specifically in complex as well as high-risk cases. Dr. Gupta is interested in ocular shingles, herpes simplex, neurotrophic keratopathy, anterior uveitis, corneal infections, keratoconus, as well as corneal edema and scarring. Surgically, Dr. Gupta performs all forms of corneal transplantation from penetrating keratoplasty to DMEK and DSAEK to DALK.
Dr. Gupta is passionate about education. Dr. Gupta continues his teaching while being invited to speak locally, regionally, and nationally. In 2010, Dr. Gupta was honored with Outstanding Young Clinical Science Faculty Award while practicing in Augusta and in 2021 was honored nationally by the American Academy of Ophthalmology with the Achievement Award for national teaching at the annual meeting.
Dr. Gupta’s passion for caring even took him Over the Edge! rappelling down the side of the 23-story Oswald Centre in downtown Cleveland. He did this to raise money for LifeBanc and Eversight Ohio. While surgeons can put in corneal transplants, it requires a team of dedicated laboratory technicians that are able to go out in the middle of the night, council grieving families, harvest organs, store them, and get them ready for corneal transplantation.