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.