Sharmila Gupta’s Profile

Miss Gupta graduated from the Medical School of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London in 1995 before completing extensive higher training around the world. This began with surgical training on the Cambridge rotation and specialist colorectal training at St Mark’s Hospital in London, before she further developed her clinical and surgical skills in Leuven, Belgium and at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

A specialist in laparoscopic surgery, Miss Gupta has been a consultant surgeon at Colchester Hospital since 2010. She is also Colchester’s lead for surgery and lead inflammatory bowel disease surgeon. In 2017, Miss Gupta was elected as a staff governor at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, where she represents the views of her colleagues and patients to the Board. Away from the NHS, she holds the position of endoscopy lead at Oaks Hospital in Colchester.

Miss Gupta has a keen interest in education and teaching, and regularly develops training programmes to share her knowledge and expertise with laparoscopic surgeons both in the UK and abroad. She has worked with UK-based training team Lapco International on projects in Norway, Denmark, the USA, Bulgaria and Poland, and regularly teaches at the world-renowned ICENI Centre for laparoscopic surgery.

Miss Gupta’s professional qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree
  • Doctorate degree from the University of London for research into colorectal cancer (MD)
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)

She has been awarded fellowships at St Mark’s Hospital, London and the Ethicon Fellowship in Colchester. Miss Gupta is also an honorary senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, a member of the Court of Examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons and represents the Royal College of Surgeons at consultant appointment committees.

Miss Gupta has published a wide variety of research papers and presented at many national and international meetings. She is a member of several professional bodies, including the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons.

Outside of work, Miss Gupta enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and cooking.

  • The Medical School of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London 1990-1995
  • MBBS The University of London 1995
  • FRCS The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2006
  • MD The University of London 2006
Professional memberships
  • General Medical Council
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  1. Development and validation of a recommended checklist for assessment of surgical videos quality: the LAParoscopic surgery Video Educational GuidelineS (LAP-VEGaS) video assessment tool.
    Surg Endosc. 2020 Apr 6 Celentano V1,2Smart N3Cahill RA4,5Spinelli A6,7Giglio MC8McGrath J9,10Obermair A11,12Pellino G13Hasegawa H14Lal P15,16Lorenzon L17De Angelis N18Boni L19,20Gupta S21Griffith JP22Acheson AG23Cecil TD24Coleman MG25,26.
  2. Use of laparoscopic videos amongst surgical trainees in the United Kingdom.
    Surgeon. 2019 Dec;17(6):334-339 Celentano V1Smart N2Cahill RA3McGrath JS4Gupta S5Griffith JP6Acheson AG7Cecil TD8Coleman MG9.
  3. LAP-VEGaS Practice Guidelines for Reporting of Educational Videos in Laparoscopic Surgery: A Joint Trainers and Trainees Consensus Statement.
    Ann Surg. 2018 Dec;268(6) Celentano V1,2Smart N3McGrath J4,5Cahill RA6,7Spinelli A8,9Obermair A10,11Hasegawa H12Lal P13,14Almoudaris AM15,16Hitchins CR17Pellino G18Browning MG17Ishida T12Luvisetto F1Cingiloglu P10,11Gash K19,20Harries R21Harji D22,23Di Candido F9Cassinotti E24McDermott FD3Berry JEA17Battersby NJ25Platt E17Campain NJ3Keeler BD26Boni L24,27Gupta S15Griffith JP28Acheson AG29Cecil TD30Coleman MG17,31.
  4. The role of the insulin-like growth factor system in colorectal cancer: review of current knowledge.
    Int J Colorectal Dis. 2005 May;20(3):203-20
    Durai R1Yang WGupta SSeifalian AMWinslet MC.
  5. Laparoscopic Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel disease
    Hollingshead J, Gupta S – Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery (chapter) 2015 Hollingshead J, Gupta S
  6. Preoperative neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio > 5 is a prognostic factor for recurrent colorectal cancer
    Colorectal Disease 2013 Mar;15(3):323-328 Mallapa S, Sinha A, Gupta S, Chadwick SJ
  7. Review of current practice and outcomes following ileoanal pouch surgery: lessons learned from the Ileoanal Pouch Registry and the 2017 Ileoanal Pouch Report,
    Worley GHT, Fearnhead NS, Brown SR, Acheson AG, Faiz OD on behalf of the ACPGBI and Ileoanal Pouch Registry contributors Colorectal Dis 2018 Oct;20(10):913-922