Dr. Mrinali Gupta is a Vitreoretinal Surgeon and is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, macular pucker, macular hole, retinal hole and retinal tear, retinal detachment, vitreous detachment, diabetic retinopathy, retina vein occlusion, etc. Dr. Gupta joined Retina Associates of Orange County in 2020 and sees patients in their Newport Beach, Laguna Hills and Santa Ana offices.
Prior to relocating to California, Dr. Gupta served for 5 years as Vitreoretinal Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.
Dr. Gupta is a leader in education in her field and currently serves as Vice President of Education on the Executive Committee of Vit-Buckle Society, an international professional society, and on several Education Committees of the American Society of Retina Specialists. While on faculty at Cornell, Dr. Gupta was Director for the Medical Retina Fellowship Program and was selected by the residents as “Faculty Teacher of the Year.”
Dr. Gupta has lectured at numerous retina conferences and courses across the world, serves as a reviewer for medical journals, and has published extensively in the field, having authored over 80 textbook chapters, reviews, and peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Gupta received her Doctor of Medicine degree at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where she received the E. Arthur Palumbo Scholarship and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha academic Honor Society. As a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar, Dr. Gupta conducted macular degeneration research for one year at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Gupta completed internship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She completed ophthalmology residency training at Harvard Medical School / Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, followed by a 2-year fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases & Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. During her fellowship, Dr. Gupta was a recipient of the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship and of the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award given to five outstanding retina fellows nationwide.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Harvard Medical School/Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary
Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital