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Meera Gupta, MD, MSCE
General Surgery Resident

 
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Office:
Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6156

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meera.gupta@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Meera Gupta is a PGY6 resident in general surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  Her clinical interests include adult and pediatric transplant surgery and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery.  After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2004 with a BS in Neuroscience, she completed medical school in 2008 at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine.

Meera plans to practice surgery in an academic setting where she can devote time to research focusing on surgical outcomes of pediatric and adult organ transplant recipients, patient safety and quality, and resident education.  She recently completed the University of Pennsylvania Health System Resident Healthcare Leadership in Quality Training Track and earned a Master's Degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics in 2013 from the University of Pennsylvania.

 
Appointments
2014 – present Instructor in Surgery
 
2011 - 2013 Postdoctoral Research
MSCE Graduate Student
University of Pennsylvania
 
2008 – 2014 Assistant Instructor in Surgery
 
 
Education/Training
2012 - 2013   Certificate of Training, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Resident Healthcare Leadership in Quality Training Track
 
2011 - 2013  MSCE, Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
 
2004 - 2008 MD – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
 
1999 - 2004 BS in Neuroscience, University of California
Los Angeles, California
 
Memberships/Societies
2013 - current American Society of Transplant Surgeons, Member 
 
2013 - current Association of Women in Surgery, Member 
 
2012 - current Association for Academic Surgery, Member   
 
2011 - current International Pediatric Transplant Association, Member
 
2011 - current American College of Physicians, Member 
 
2011 - current American College of Surgeons, Member 
 
2009 - current American Medical Association, Member
 
Research
6/2012 – 7/2013
University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rachel R. Kelz, Dr. Jose Pascual
Description: Design and Implementation of a Satisfactory Surgical Handoff Curriculum for Residents: The Principles Of Procedural Certification To Patient Safety
 
5/2012 – 7/2013
University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Matthew H. Levine, Dr. Ranjeeta Bahirwani, Dr. Rajender Reddy, Dr. Abraham Shaked
Description: A retrospective national cohort study understanding the overall patient and graft outcomes of pediatric Hepatitis C liver transplant population.
 
1/2012 – 7/2013
University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Matthew H. Levine, Dr. Peter L. Abt
Center for International Bone and Marrow Transplant Registry and United Network for Organ Sharing
Description: A retrospective national cohort study of patients selected through a complex merging of two national databases using complex computer algorithms to determine the outcomes of patients listed for solid organ transplant after hematopoietic cell transplantation.
 
10/2012-2/2013 
University of Pennsylvania Health System Center for Clinical Effectiveness and Quality Improvement and Center for Innovation.  Dr. Jennifer Myers, Dr. Patrick J. Brennan, Dr. Lee Fleisher
Description: Understanding the Patient Experience in Real-Time Using a Novel Mobile Platform: A Prospective Pilot Study.
 
8/2012-10/2012 
University of Pennsylvania Health System Center for Clinical Effectiveness and Quality Improvement.  Dr. Jennifer Myers, Dr. Neha Patel. 
Description: Understanding Patient Perception of Inpatient Rounds and Physician Communication: An Observational Study.
 
8/2012-10/2012 
University of Pennsylvania Health System Center for Clinical Effectiveness and Quality Improvement.  Dr. Rachel R. Kelz, Dr. Neil Fishman, Dr. Patricia Sullivan
Description: Retrospective study of administrative hospital data on mortality and physician’s perceptions on preventability of inpatient death through 360 degree surveys.
 
9/2011 – 6/2013
University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Matthew H. Levine, Dr. Peter L. Abt
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Susan L. Furth
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Dr. Nandita Mitra
Description: Graduation Master’s Thesis: Retrospective study of UNOS database 1988-2009 to assess factors associated with graft survival of first and second kidney transplants in patients who underwent first kidney transplants as children (<18 years old).
 
04/2007 – 05/2008
University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Abraham Shaked and Dr. Sameh Fayek
Description: Data collection and analysis for a retrospective study of hepatorenal syndrome, the effects of orthotopic liver transplant (OLT), and management of post-transplantation on kidney function.
 
08/2006 – 03/2007
University of Pennsylvania, Dr. James Lewis
Description: Data collection and chart review of over 500 patients to determine the effectiveness of oral sodium phosphosoda and polyethylene glycol.
 
09/2003 – 06/2004
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. D. Dlugos 
Description: Developed study to identify situations where equipoise (uncertainty) exists regarding initiation of anti-epileptic drugs (AED) after two unprovoked seizures in children.
 
09/2000 – 06/2004
University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. E. Carpenter 
Description: Studied the immunohistochemically-labeled expression patterns of various transcription factors and cell markers in Hoxd-10 mutant and wild-type mouse spinal cords at early embryonic ages. 
 
Publications
  1. Brunelli SM, Feldman HI, Latif SM, Gupta M, Weiner MG, Lewis JD.  A comparison of sodium phosphosoda purgative to polyethylene glycol bowel preparations prior to colonoscopy. Fam Med. 2009 Jan;41(1):39-45.
  2. Brunelli SM, Lewis JD, Gupta M, Latif SM, Weiner MG, Feldman HI.  Risk of kidney injury following use of oral phosphosoda bowel preparations.  J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007 Dec;18(12):3199-205. 2007 Oct 31.
  3. Gupta M. What is [it] worth… to you?  Costs of Care. Honorable Mention. Nov 2012.
  4. Gupta M.  Patient Feedback Makes us Better Doctors.  RAS ACS Essay, April 2013. [ACS Bulletin Oct 2013]
  5. Bartlett N, Roses R, Gupta M, Shah PK, Shah KK, Zaheer S, Wachtel H, Kelz RR, Karakousis GC, Fraker DL.  Surgery for metastatic neuroendocrine tumors with occult primaries.  J Surg Res. 2013 Apr 25. pii: S0022-4804(13)00351-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2013.04.008. [Epub ahead of print].
  6. Gupta M, Fuchs B, Cutilli C, Cintolo J, Reinke C, Fishman N, Kean C, Sullivan P, Kelz R.  Preventable Mortality: Does The Perspective Matter When Determining Preventability J Surg Res. 2013 Jun 10. pii: S0022-4804(13)00553-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2013.05.069. [Epub ahead of print]
 
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