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Akash Gupta, M.D.

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Foot & Ankle Specialist

Dr. Akash Gupta is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of all foot and ankle disorders. He treats common conditions such as bunions, hallux rigidus (stiff and painful first toe), and flatfeet. Dr. Gupta is one of a handful of foot and ankle surgeons nationwide with training in minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery. These techniques can be used to treat common problems such as bunions and hammertoes with less pain, faster recovery and improved cosmesis. He also treats degenerative conditions such as ankle arthritis and tendon dysfunction for which he performs ankle replacements and soft tissue reconstructions. He has a special interest in sports-related injuries of the foot and ankle including cartilage lesions, ankle instability, Achilles tendon injuries and other soft tissue injuries. In addition, he treats other orthopaedic conditions including knee and hip arthritis as well as sports-related conditions of the knee.

Dr. Gupta was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and completed his undergraduate and medical training at the University of Southern California as part of the Baccalaureate/M.D program. During his medical school training, he spent an additional year researching in an orthopaedic biomechanical laboratory, during which he published numerous scientific papers in the orthopaedic literature and presented at national conferences. He then returned to the Northwest to complete his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington, including working at Harborview Medical Center, one of the busiest and most well-respected orthopaedic trauma hospitals in the nation.

Following residency, Dr. Gupta completed a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, which is considered to be a highly prestigious fellowship at the top orthopaedic hospital in the nation. Here, he spent time treating complex disorders of the foot and ankle with various techniques including reconstructive surgery, fusions, ankle replacements, deformity correction and arthroscopy. He also participated in the surgical care of foot and ankle disorders of many collegiate and professional athletes from around the country including from the NFL, NBA, NHL, USA Basketball, Association of Tennis Professionals, National Lacrosse League, and the New York City Ballet.

  • University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center and Hospital for Special Surgery trained orthopaedic surgeon
  • Full-time practice in orthopaedic surgery managing general orthopaedic conditions including comprehensive fracture care of the upper and lower extremities
  • Specialization and fellowship training in foot and ankle surgical reconstruction treating complex disorders of the foot and ankle. Expertise in minimally invasive surgery of the foot and ankle, arthroscopy, joint replacement surgery, tendon disorders, and cartilage disorders of the lower extremity
  • Experienced speaker to medical professionals and general public on various orthopaedic topics
  • Authored several book chapters and research publications in major orthopaedic journals

Publications & Presentation

Current Licenses to Practice:

  • Active state medical licenses: Oregon
  • Board certified, Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2019 (valid through 2029)

Work Experience

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Eastside Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Milwaukie, OR;
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Foot and Ankle Surgery, 2017-Present


  • Undergraduate
    • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2002 - 2006
    • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations in Global Business with an emphasis in Global Marketing Baccalaureate/MD Direct Medical Program
  • Medical School
    • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2006 - 2011
    • Doctor of Medicine
    • 5th year Research Option, June 2009 – June 2010
    • Research Assistant to Dr. Thay Q. Lee, Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Long Beach, CA, June 2009 – June 2010

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship
    • University of Washington Medicine, Seattle, WA;
      General Surgery Internship, 2011-2012
  • Residency
    • University of Washington Medicine, Seattle, WA;
      Orthopaedic Surgery, 2012 - 2016
  • Fellowship
    • Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY;
      Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Subspecialty, 2016-2017


  • Esther Whiting Award for Best Paper on a Historical Aspect of an Orthopaedic Topic, 2016
  • UW Department of Emergency Medicine Outstanding Consultant Award, 2013
  • USC Trustee Scholar – Full Academic Scholarship, 2002-2006

Leadership and Service

  • Providence Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Institute Technology Council, Committee Member 2019 - Present Peer elected to the UW Orthopaedic Resident Selection Committee, 2013-2015
  • Selected as the University of Washington Resident Representative at the 2014 AAOS National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference, Washington DC
  • Selected as the UW Resident Representative to the Washington State Orthopaedic Association Board of Directors
  • Salerni Collegium, University of Southern California, President, August 2007 – June 2011

Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Candidate Member
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Active Member


  • Book Chapters
    1. Gupta A, O’Malley M. 5th Metatarsal Stress Fractures. Hospital for Special Surgery’s Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Edited by Levine D, Rosenbaum A. Wolters Kluwer. 2019. Pp. 167-174
    2. Gupta A, O’Malley M. Navicular Stress Fractures. Hospital for Special Surgery’s Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Edited by Levine D, Rosenbaum A. Wolters Kluwer. 2019. Pp. 175-186
    3. Gupta A, O’Malley M. Medial Malleolar Stress Fractures. Hospital for Special Surgery’s Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Edited by Levine D, Rosenbaum A. Wolters Kluwer. 2019. Pp. 187-194
  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals
    1. Shapiro TA, Gupta A, McGarry MH, Tibone JE, Lee TQ. Biomechanical Effects of Arthroscopic Capsulorrhaphy In An Inferior To Superior Direction In Line With The Fibers Of The Anterior Band Of The IGHL. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 40(3):672-80, 2012 Mar.
    2. Boddula MR, Adamson GJ, Gupta A, McGarry MH, Lee TQ. Restoration of labral anatomy and biomechanics after superior labral anterior-posterior repair: comparison of mattress versus simple technique. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 40(4):875-81, 2012 Apr.
    3. Oh JH, McGarry MH, Jun BJ, Gupta A, Chung KC, Hwang J, Lee TQ. Restoration of Shoulder Biomechanics According to Degree of Repair Completion in a Cadaveric Model of Massive Rotator Cuff Tear: Importance of Margin Convergence and Posterior Cuff Fixation. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 40(11):2448-53, 2012 Nov.
    4. Gates JJ, Gupta A, McGarry MH, Tibone JE, Lee TQ. The Effect of Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit Due To Posterior Capsular Contracture on Passive Glenohumeral Joint Motion. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 40(12):2794-800, 2012 Dec. El
    5. Quigley RJ, Gupta A, Oh JH, Chung KC, McGarry MH, Gupta R, Tibone JE, Lee TQ. Biomechanical Comparison of Single-row, Double-row, and Transosseous-equivalent Repair Techniques After Healing in an Animal Rotator Cuff Tear Model. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 31(8):1254-60, 2013 Aug.
    6. Matsen FA, Gupta A. Axillary View: Arthritic Glenohumeral Anatomy and Changes After Ream and Run. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 472(3):894-902, 2014 Mar.
    7. Gupta A, Barei D, Khwaja A, Beingessner D. Single-staged Treatment Using a Standardized Protocol Results in Functional Motion in the Majority of Patients With a Terrible Triad Elbow Injury. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 472(7):2075-83, 2014 Jul.
    8. Hou C, Gupta A, Chen M, Matsen FA. How do revised shoulders that are culture positive for Propionibacterium differ from those that are not? Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 24(9):1427-32, 2015 Sep.
    9. Ishigooka H, Campbell ST, Quigley RJ, McGarry MH, Chen YJ, Gupta A, Bui CN, Lee TQ. Anatomic Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction Using a Fibula Cross-Tunnel Technique: A Cadaveric Biomechanical Study. Arthroscopy, 2016 May.
    10. Gupta A, Kumar K, Roberts MM, Sanders AE, Jones MT, Levine DS, O’Malley MJ, Drakos MC, Elliott AJ, Deland JT, Ellis SJ. Pain Management After Outpatient Foot and Ankle Surgery. Foot and Ankle International, 39(2):149– 154, 2018 Feb
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