Dr. Kavita Gupta elected chair Board of Trustees at leading Indian American physicians’ organization

Dr. Kavita Gupta. PHOTO: provided by AAPI

Dr. Kavita Gupta, a second-generation Indian American, was recently became the chair of the Board of Trustees at the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, AAPI. According to AAPI, Dr. Gupta made history as the first-ever physician who was born and raised in the United States, to hold a national leadership position in the 44-year history of the organization. Dr. Gupta was elected Secretary of National AAPI in 2013. Now, a decade later, she has been elected as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of AAPI.

Dr. Gupta will assume charge as the Chair of AAPI’s BOT during the World Congress of AAPI in New York on July 20, 2024.

“I want to congratulate Dr. Kavita Gupta for representing second-generation Indian American physicians in this very important role as the BOT Chair of AAPI,” Dr. Anjana Samadder, current President of AAPI, is quoted saying in the press release. “With her election to the leadership role in AAPI, the second and successive generations of physicians of Indian Origin at AAPI are poised to continue the tremendous success of our prior leadership and contribute our dynamic talents towards AAPI’s mission.”

“We have to grow with the next generation by its side. I see myself as a true liaison with our younger 2nd generation leaders,” Dr. Gupta said, noting that she brings “a new perspective and also a second-generation rationale to the issues we face as Indian American physicians.”

“My efforts go to slowly building a strong association focusing on younger leader development and strengthening our professional relations,” Dr. Gupta added.

Dr. Gupta is board-certified in pain management, physical medicine, and rehabilitation physician from the southern New Jersey tri-state region. Dr. Gupta had started as an engineer but pursued a medical degree “with a mindset to help others.”

Before becoming a physician, Dr. Gupta had a Master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the prestigious Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and had participated in consulting and advisory roles with pharma, device companies and was mentoring biomedical engineering graduate students.

After graduating from medical school, Dr. Gupta completed her post-graduate training as a chief resident in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Temple University and completed an anesthesia pain fellowship at Penn State.
 Previously, Dr. Gupta was an assistant professor and section head of the Interventional Pain Program at UMDNJ Stratford. She has contributed to the publication of several articles and participates in clinical research within the field of pain management. Dr. Gupta lectures nationwide and has a special interest in community education programs on the latest treatments to alleviate pain.

 She is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and teaching faculty at Rowan University, a public research university in Glassboro, New Jersey.



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