Munish Gupta, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Saint Louis, MO, Barnes-Jewish Hospital


Orthopaedic Surgery Saint Louis, MO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Mildred B. Simon Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Barnes Jewish Hospital and Children's Hospital St. Louis; Co-director, Pediatric and Adult Spinal Deformity Service

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  • I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon and the Mildred B. Simon Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. I have over 27 years of experience in treating spinal deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis and Flatback syndrome. My specialization is in 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. I also specializes in spinal revision surgery and spinal tumors.
  • Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy : JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques

    osterior elements and the use of a vertebral body wedge to shorten the spine posteriorly and achieve sagittal-plane correction5,6. PSO has been used to correct

    Vertebral column resection for severe kyphosis in: Neurosurgical Focus: Video Vo

    Vertebral column resection for severe kyphosis. Thirty-three-year-old female who has congenital thoracolumbar kyphosis. The patient had a posterior spinal fusio

    Treating Children With Congenital Scoliosis

    Congenital scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that is caused by a defect that was present at birth. It occurs in only 1 in 10,000 newborns...

    Kyphosis Radio Interview

    Knowledge Forum (KF) Deformity

    Get AOSpine Knowledge Forum Deformity complication classifications and consensus on treatment standards for adult and adolescent spinal deformity patients

    3D Spine Modeling for Spinal Deformities

    As 3D technology transforms health care and becomes more commonly used, St. Louis Children's Hospital now has "in-house" 3D printing capabilities. Munish Gupta,

    Behavioral Compensations and Neuronal Remodeling in a Rodent Model of Chronic In

    Low back pain is associated with degeneration of the intervertebral disc, but specific mechanisms of pain generation in this pathology remain unknown. Sensory a

    3D Spinal Models Improve Surgical Planning and Execution | St. Louis Childrens H

    We follow one simple mission - to do what's right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care. I

    Children with severe spinal deformity at high risk of revision surgery

    Paediatric patients with severe spinal deformity are at a high risk of revision surgeries. Presenting his research at the Global Spine Congress (GSC; 2-5 May, S

    Spine Masters' Surgical Techniques 2018 - RegOnline

    Six ​live ​surgeries ​on ​movie ​theater ​screensExpert ​lectures ​with ​exceptional ​faculty ​Interactive ​case ​discussionsOptional ​cadaveric ​lab ​to ​learn

    Spondylolisthesis - Madison Moeller

    Madison Moeller loves soccer. The 12-year-old dreams of being on the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team. When she started to have pain in her back and leg, her p

    Wesley Palmer, Sr., Spinal Trauma Patient | Barnes-Jewish Hospital

    Learn how Barnes-Jewish Hospital surgeons helped Wesley get back on his feet after surviving a 12-story fall that broke both legs as well as his spine.

    MunishGupta | Shriners Hospitals for Children

    Munish C. Gupta, M.D., specializes in spinal reconstructive surgery for both adults and children who need repair of spinal deformities resulting from scoliosis,

Education & Training

  • University of Louisville
    University of LouisvilleFellowship, Spine Surgery, 1991 - 1992
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1986 - 1991
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineClass of 1986

Certifications & Licensure

  • MO State Medical License
    MO State Medical License 2015 - 2022
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1992 - 2022
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1986 - 1991
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Whitecloud Award 27th IMAST, 2020
  • Nominated for Hibbs Basic Science and Clinical Awards 55th SRS, 2020
  • Top Poster Award-Spine AOA 133rd Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, 2020
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Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • SRS Announces the winners of the Thomas E. Whitecloud Awards
    SRS Announces the winners of the Thomas E. Whitecloud AwardsSeptember 15, 2020 14:41
  • Dr. Gupta Spine Surgery Safer than ever before
    Dr. Gupta Spine Surgery Safer than ever beforeFebruary 13, 2020 17:14
  • Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy
    Pedicle Subtraction OsteotomyFebruary 13, 2020 17:13
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  • Member, Education Committee-SRS 2019 - Present
  • Committee, IMAST 2018 - Present

Research History

  • AO Spine Deformity Knowledge Forum
  • Harms Study Group
  • Fox Study Group

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Punjabi, Hindi

Hospital Affiliations