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Munish C. Gupta, MD

Mildred B. Simon Distinguished Professor, Orthopedic Surgery 
Professor, Neurological Surgery
Co-director, Pediatric and Adult Spinal Deformity service

Specialty Areas

Spine Surgery - Orthopedic
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Scoliosis
Pediatric Spine Surgery
Cervical Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Shriners Hospital for Children - St. Louis

Areas of Clinical Interest

Adult and pediatric spine surgery, with a focus on complex spinal reconstructive surgery for treatment of all spinal deformities of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical regions. Spinal deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis and flatback syndrome. Spinal revision surgery and spinal tumors.

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-514-3500

Suite: B
Floor: 6
Office Phone: 314-514-3500

Shriners Hospitals for Children

4400 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-432-3600

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: B
Floor: 1
Office Phone: 314-514-3500

Education

Education

Fellowship, Spine Surgery: Kenton D. Leatherman Spine Center and University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 1992
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 1991
Medical Degree: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 1986
BS, Medicine: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1982

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

The Nuances of Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomies.
Gupta S, Gupta MC
Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2018 Jul; 29(3)355-363. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2018.03.001.

PMID:
    29933803
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Association of Patient-Reported Narcotic Use With Short- and Long-Term Outcomes After Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Multicenter Study of 425 Patients With 2-year Follow-up.
Raad M, Jain A, Neuman BJ, Hassanzadeh H, Gupta MC, Burton DC, Mundis GM Jr, Lafage V, Klineberg EO, Hostin RA, Ames CP, Bess S, Sciubba DM, Kebaish KM, International Spine Study Group.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Oct 1; 43(19)1340-1346. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002631.

PMID:
    29538242
    [PubMed - in process]
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Rod fracture in adult spinal deformity surgery fused to the sacrum: prevalence, risk factors, and impact on health-related quality of life in 526 patients.
Lertudomphonwanit T, Kelly MP, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, McAnany SJ, Punyarat P, Bryan TP, Buchowski JM, Zebala LP, Sides BA, Steger-May K, Gupta MC
Spine J. 2018 Sep; 18(9)1612-1624. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.02.008.

PMID:
    29501749
    [PubMed - in process]
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Dural Tears in Adult Deformity Surgery: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes.
Iyer S, Klineberg EO, Zebala LP, Kelly MP, Hart RA, Gupta MC, Hamilton DK, Mundis GM, Sciubba D, Ames CP, Smith JS, Lafage V, Burton D, Kim HJ, International Spine Study Group (ISSG).
Global Spine J. 2018 Feb; 8(1)25-31. doi: 10.1177/2192568217717973.

PMID:
    29456912
    [PubMed]
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Adult Spinal Deformity Knowledge in Orthopedic Spine Surgeons: Impact of Fellowship Training, Experience, and Practice Characteristics.
Grabel ZJ, Hart RA, Clark AJ, Park SH, Shaffrey CI, Scheer JK, Smith JS, Kelly MP, DePasse JM, Gupta MC, Ames CP, Daniels AH
Spine Deform. 2018 Jan; 6(1)60-66. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2017.06.003.

PMID:
    29287819
    [PubMed - in process]
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A Novel 4-Rod Technique Offers Potential to Reduce Rod Breakage and Pseudarthrosis in Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomies for Adult Spinal Deformity Correction.
Gupta S, Eksi MS, Ames CP, Deviren V, Durbin-Johnson B, Smith JS, Gupta MC
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Apr 1; 14(4)449-456. doi: 10.1093/ons/opx151.

PMID:
    28973658
    [PubMed - in process]
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Sagittal alignment and complications following lumbar 3-column osteotomy: does the level of resection matter?
Ferrero E, Liabaud B, Henry JK, Ames CP, Kebaish K, Mundis GM, Hostin R, Gupta MC, Boachie-Adjei O, Smith JS, Hart RA, Obeid I, Diebo BG, Schwab FJ, Lafage V
J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Nov; 27(5)560-569. doi: 10.3171/2017.3.SPINE16357.

PMID:
    28885128
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparison of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion outcomes in patients receiving rhBMP-2 versus autograft.
Khan TR, Pearce KR, McAnany SJ, Peters CM, Gupta MC, Zebala LP
Spine J. 2018 Mar; 18(3)439-446. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.08.230.

PMID:
    28822825
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Analysis of an unexplored group of sagittal deformity patients: low pelvic tilt despite positive sagittal malalignment.
Ferrero E, Vira S, Ames CP, Kebaish K, Obeid I, O'Brien MF, Gupta MC, Boachie-Adjei O, Smith JS, Mundis GM, Challier V, Protopsaltis TS, Schwab FJ, Lafage V, International Spine Study Group.
Eur Spine J. 2016 Nov; 25(11)3568-3576.

PMID:
    26026474
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of Antifibrinolytic Therapy on Complications, Thromboembolic Events, Blood Product Utilization, and Fusion in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery.
Soroceanu A, Oren JH, Smith JS, Hostin R, Shaffrey CI, Mundis GM, Ames CP, Burton DC, Bess S, Gupta MC, Deviren V, Schwab FJ, Lafage V, Errico TJ
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jul 15; 41(14)E879-86. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001454.

PMID:
    27398796
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Medical Complications After Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Clinical Impact.
Soroceanu A, Burton DC, Oren JH, Smith JS, Hostin R, Shaffrey CI, Akbarnia BA, Ames CP, Errico TJ, Bess S, Gupta MC, Deviren V, Schwab FJ, Lafage V, International Spine Study Group.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Nov 15; 41(22)1718-1723.

PMID:
    27105460
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Validity, Reliability, and Responsiveness of SRS-7 as an Outcomes Assessment Instrument for Operatively Treated Patients With Adult Spinal Deformity.
Jain A, Lafage V, Kelly MP, Hassanzadeh H, Neuman BJ, Sciubba DM, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Ames CP, Scheer JK, Burton D, Gupta MC, Hart R, Hostin RA, Kebaish KM, International Spine Study Group.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Sep 15; 41(18)1463-8. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001540.

PMID:
    26937607
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy in the Revision Versus Primary Adult Spinal Deformity Patient: Is There a Difference in Correction and Complications?
Gupta MC, Ferrero E, Mundis G, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Kim HJ, Boachie-Adjei O, Lafage V, Bess S, Hostin R, Burton DC, Ames CP, Kebaish K, Klineberg E, International Spine Study Group.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Nov; 40(22)E1169-75. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001107.

PMID:
    26730526
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Predicting Extended Length of Hospital Stay in an Adult Spinal Deformity Surgical Population.
Klineberg EO, Passias PG, Jalai CM, Worley N, Sciubba DM, Burton DC, Gupta MC, Soroceanu A, Zebala LP, Mundis GM Jr, Kim HJ, Hamilton DK, Hart RA, Ames CP, Lafage V, International Spine Study Group.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jul 1; 41(13)E798-805. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001391.

PMID:
    26679876
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Unusual presentation of vertebral endplate Modic changes in congenital scoliosis associated with pain: a report of two cases.
Siribumrungwong K, Gupta S, Gupta MC
Eur Spine J. 2016 May; 25 Suppl 194-9. doi: 10.1007/s00586-015-4156-y.

PMID:
    26370390
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impact of obesity on complications, infection, and patient-reported outcomes in adult spinal deformity surgery.
Soroceanu A, Burton DC, Diebo BG, Smith JS, Hostin R, Shaffrey CI, Boachie-Adjei O, Mundis GM Jr, Ames C, Errico TJ, Bess S, Gupta MC, Hart RA, Schwab FJ, Lafage V, International Spine Study Group.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Nov; 23(5)656-664. doi: 10.3171/2015.3.SPINE14743.

PMID:
    26230419
    [PubMed]
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Prospective multicenter assessment of risk factors for rod fracture following surgery for adult spinal deformity.
Smith JS, Shaffrey E, Klineberg E, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Schwab FJ, Protopsaltis T, Scheer JK, Mundis GM Jr, Fu KM, Gupta MC, Hostin R, Deviren V, Kebaish K, Hart R, Burton DC, Line B, Bess S, Ames CP, International Spine Study Group.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Dec; 21(6)994-1003. doi: 10.3171/2014.9.SPINE131176.

PMID:
    25325175
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Complications and intercenter variability of three-column osteotomies for spinal deformity surgery: a retrospective review of 423 patients.
Bianco K, Norton R, Schwab F, Smith JS, Klineberg E, Obeid I, Mundis G Jr, Shaffrey CI, Kebaish K, Hostin R, Hart R, Gupta MC, Burton D, Ames C, Boachie-Adjei O, Protopsaltis TS, Lafage V, International Spine Study Group.
Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May; 36(5)E18. doi: 10.3171/2014.2.FOCUS1422.

PMID:
    24785483
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Surgical treatment of pathological loss of lumbar lordosis (flatback) in patients with normal sagittal vertical axis achieves similar clinical improvement as surgical treatment of elevated sagittal vertical axis: clinical article.
Smith JS, Singh M, Klineberg E, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Schwab FJ, Protopsaltis T, Ibrahimi D, Scheer JK, Mundis G Jr, Gupta MC, Hostin R, Deviren V, Kebaish K, Hart R, Burton DC, Bess S, Ames CP, International Spine Study Group.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Aug; 21(2)160-70. doi: 10.3171/2014.3.SPINE13580.

PMID:
    24766290
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Upper thoracic versus lower thoracic upper instrumented vertebrae endpoints have similar outcomes and complications in adult scoliosis.
Kim HJ, Boachie-Adjei O, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Lafage V, Bess S, Gupta MC, Smith JS, Deviren V, Akbarnia B, Mundis GM, OʼBrien M, Hostin R, Ames C, International Spine Study Group.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Jun 1; 39(13)E795-9. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000339.

PMID:
    24732840
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In the News

In the News

Munish Gupta, MD

Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians and health professionals are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians and health professionals work collaboratively with pharmaceutical, medical device or other medical care related companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our physicians and health professionals have an ownership or potential ownership interest in a commercial company; and/or are paid by a commercial company to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians or health professionals must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this website, physicians and health professionals earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following financial interests during calendar year 2017:

Company Name: DePuy Synthes

Royalties: > $250,000

Equity: Yes

Consulting/Advisory Board: $40,000 - $59,999

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2018

Videos

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Areas of Research Interest

Fusion models in several species and various conditions which enhance and inhibit fusion including bone morphogenetic proteins 2 and 7. Biomechanics of spine constructs for use in treatment of spinal deformity. Clinical outcomes of various techniques used in the treatment of spinal deformity including multiple rods for osteotomies.