We’re excited to announce our new client Rishi Gupta, MD, FRCSC! Dr. Gupta grew up in St. John’s Newfoundland, where the weather is so rugged that you can’t help but have a good sense of humour. After studying biochemistry at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, he completed medical school at the University of Toronto. Thereafter, he slowly moved back out east, with stops in Ottawa for residency training in ophthalmology, and Montreal for a vitreoretinal fellowship. He was thrilled to settle in Halifax, Nova Scotia, back on the ocean, and surrounded by east coast hospitality. Dr. Gupta actively participates in research and has published articles in several prominent peer-reviewed journals and regularly teaches medical students and residents about the exciting field of ophthalmology.
In his upcoming book, Dr. Gupta weaves together a rich tapestry of lessons he has learned from his own journey through the art and science of medicine. While ophthalmology residents, fellows, and junior attendings have ready access to a wealth of textbooks dedicated to helping expand the technical aspects of their medical and surgical knowledge, Dr. Gupta’s book is the anti-medical textbook, a collection of short, easy-to-read (no memorization required) stories that will resonate with physicians as they strive to juggle the surgical, clinical, practical and interpersonal demands of their specialties, all while trying to maintain their own work-life balance. Written from the perspective of a peer, Dr. Gupta challenges his readers to look at life and their profession as a lesson, not a test. His book offers residents and junior attendings easily digestible food for thought on how to grow into the physicians they’ve always wanted to be.
Dr. Gupta has received awards for his work in medical education, research, teaching, as well as excellence in patient care. He has a keen interest in preventing physical burnout, achieving a good work-life balance, and strategies to improve overall patient satisfaction. He was instrumental in the creation of a mentorship program for junior Canadian retina attendings. Outside of work, Dr. Gupta enjoys sports (playing and watching), music (playing and listening), and hanging out and making funny faces with his baby son Vikram.
Dr. Gupta’s book will be available in the fall of 2018.