Dr. Guptha has more than 40 years of combined experience as a practicing physician, a scientist in academia/industry/regulatory agencies and an educator in Medical School, Royal college and Universities globally. His specialization is cardiology; nephrology, lipids, diabetes, thrombosis, drug eluting stents and asthma/COPD since graduating in 1976. He is an independent consultant and educator and utilizes his expertise as an academician, clinician (interventional cardiologist), drug & device developer and educator in the USA, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
Dr. Guptha has a track record of translating organizational strategy and an ability to develop relationships internally and long-term external relationships by successful engagement of stakeholders and enacting the strategies requiring extensive buy-in in a complex organization, built over time and on the basis of reciprocal trust, engagement in positive dialogues; and an innate ability to call on balance of fact and feeling in decision making. He has also developed departments from scratch, supervised functional or cross functional multidisciplinary teams and managed departmental and or research budgets. In 1999 he was awarded – 20th Century Achievement Award – for admirable career achievements and contributions, USA and in 1998 he was awarded – Outstanding People of the 20th Century – for exceptional contributor to Cardiology, Lipids and Pharmaceutical Medicine, UK.
Dr. Guptha continues to volunteer in colleges/universities in developing and execution (with local peers) online education in cardiology, metabolic medicine, vascular biology. pharmaceutical (drug and device development) medicine, epidemiology preventive medicine, public health, evidence-based practice and statistics. Internationally, he maintains a close relationship in educational activities of the pharmaceutical faculty at Royal College of Physicians in UK and the IFAPP Academy. He has published in peer review journals, an author of thesis; 51 published articles; 33 invited lectures and presentations; 1 book chapter; 5 book reviews; and been course developer and director.