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.
Dr. Gupta strives to provide excellent care to his patients using the latest techniques and current literature. He believes that every patient has a unique story to tell and that treatment, both non-operative and surgery, should be tailored to the individual to allow them to return to their active lifestyle.
Outside of work, Dr. Gupta enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, as well as golfing, fishing, and being active outdoors.