Rajan Gupta, MD, FACS

Hesham Ahmed, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Dr. Rajan Gupta completed his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine. He obtained his general surgical training at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Gupta completed his fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and is fellowship trained and board certified in Trauma Surgery, General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. Dr. Gupta is currently enrolled in Dartmouth College Master’s Program in Health Care Delivery Science completing his degree in 2016. He served as faculty at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical School for nine years, and held posts as Chief of the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Director of Surgical Critical Care as well as Director of the Trauma Program at Dartmouth. He currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Gupta is the Director of the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program and is the Medical Director of the Level 1 Trauma Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He holds positions and membership on major national and international professional committees. 


  • Mooney DP, Malcynski JT, Gupta R, Shorter NA. An unusual case of penetrating cardiac injury in a child. J Ped Surg 35(5):707-8, 1996.
  • Razek T, Gracias VH, Sullivan DJ, Braxton C, Gandhi R, Gupta R, Malcynski JT, Anderson HL III, Reilly PM, Schwab CW. Assessing the need for reintubation: A prospective evaluation of unplanned endotracheal extubation. J Trauma 48(3):466-9, 2000.
  • King BS, Gupta R, Narayan RK. The early assessment and intensive care unit management of patients with severe traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Surg Clin No Am 80(3):855-70, 2000.
  • Gracias VH, Frankel HL, Gupta R, Malcynski JT, Gandhi R, Collazo L, Nisenbaum H, Schwab CW. Defining the learning curve for the Focused Abdominal Sonogram for Trauma (FAST) examination: Implications for credentialing. Am Surg 67(4):364-8, 2001.
  • Malcynski JT, Hoff WS, Reilly PM, Gracias VH, Gupta R, Gandhi R, Razek T, Sullivan DJ, Frankel HL, Schwab CW. Practice management guidelines for trauma patients: Where’s the evidence? Internet J Em & Int Care Med 5(2), 2001. (http://www.ispub.com/journals/IJEICM/Vol5N2/pmg.html)
  • Johnson JW, Gracias VH, Gupta R, Guillamondegui OD, Reilly PM, Shapiro MB, Kauder DR, Schwab CW. Hepatic angiography in patients undergoing damage control laparotomy. J Trauma 52(6):1102-6, 2002.
  • Insko EK, Gracias VH, Gaieski DF, Gupta R, Goettler CE, Dalinka MK. Utility of flexion-extension radiographs of the cervical spine in the acute evaluation of blunt trauma. J Trauma 53(3):426-9, 2002.
  • Gracias VH, Braslow BM, Johnson JW, Pryor JP, Gupta R, Reilly PM, Schwab CW. Abdominal compartment syndrome in the open abdomen. Arch Surg 137(11):1298-1300, 2002.
  • Gracias VH, Frankel HL, Gupta R, Reilly PM, Gracias F, Klein W, Nisenbaum H, Schwab CW. The role of positive exams in training for the Focused Assessment Sonogram for Trauma (FAST) examination. Am Surg 68(11):1008-11, 2002.
  • Guillamondegui OD, Pryor JP, Gracias VH, Gupta R, Reilly PM, Schwab CW. The pelvic x-ray in blunt trauma resuscitation: A diminishing role. J Trauma 53(6): 1043-7, 2002.
    Sharpe RP, Gupta R, Gracias VH, Pryor JP, Pieracci FM, Reilly PM, Schwab CW. Incidence and natural history of below-knee deep venous thrombosis (BKDVT) in high risk trauma patients. J Trauma 53(6):1048-52, 2002.
  • Reilly PM, Schwab CW, Haut ER, Gracias VH, Dabrowski GP, Gupta R, Pryor JP, Kauder DR. Training in trauma surgery: Quantitative and qualitative aspects of a new paradigm for fellowship. Ann Surg 238(4):596-604, 2003.
  • Gracias VH, Guillamondegui OD, Stiefel MF, Wilensky EM, Bloom S, Gupta R, Pryor JP, Reilly PM, Leroux PD, Schwab CW. Cerebral cortical oxygenation: A pilot study. J Trauma 56(3):469-74, 2004.
  • Pryor JP, Reilly PM, Schwab CW, Kauder DR, Dabrowski GP, Gracias VH, Braslow BM, Gupta R. Integrating emergency general surgery with a trauma service: Impact on the care of injured patients. J Trauma 57(3):467-73, 2004.
  • Seymour CW, Pryor JP, Gupta R, Schwab CW. Anaphylactoid reaction to oral contrast for computed tomography. J Trauma 57(5):1105-7, 2004.
  • Brady KA, Berry S, Gupta R, Weiner M, Turner BJ. Seasonal variation in undiagnosed HIV infection on the general medicine and trauma services of two urban hospitals. JGIM 20(4):324-30, 2005.
  • Reilly PM, Schwab CW, Kauder DR, Dabrowski GP, Gracias VH, Gupta R, Pryor JP, Braslow BM, Kim P, Wiebe DJ. The invisible trauma patient: Emergency department discharges. J Trauma 58(4):675-85, 2005.
  • Cotton BA, Gracias VH, Insko EK, Gupta R, Born CT, Schwab CW. The use of goniometry to predict inadequate flexion-extension radiographs: A preliminary study. J Trauma 59(2):395-400, 2005.
  • Gracias VH, Horan AD, Kim PK, Puri NK, Gupta R, Gallagher JJ, Sicoutris CP, Hanson CW, Schwab CW. Digital output pulmonary artery catheters eliminate inter-operator variability and improve consistency of treatment decisions. JACS 204(2):209-15, 2007.
  • Stawicki SP, Pryor JP, Hyams ES, Gupta R, Gracias VH, Schwab CW. The surgeon and the intensivist: Reaching consensus in intensive care triage. J Surg Educ 64(5):289-93, 2007.
  • Stawicki SP, Brooks A, Bilski T, Scaff D, Gupta R, Schwab CW, Gracias VH. The concept of damage control: Extending the paradigm to emergency general surgery. Injury 39(1):93-101, 2008.
  • Gracias VH, Sicoutris CP, Stawicki SP, Meredith DM, Horan AD, Gupta R, Haut ER, Auerbach S, Sonnad S, Hanson III CW, Schwab CW. Critical care nurse practitioners improve compliance with clinical management guidelines in a “semiclosed” surgical intensive care unit. JNCQ 23(4):338-44, 2008.
  • Velmahos GC, Tabbara M, Gross R, Willette P, Hirsch E, Burke P, Emhoff T, Gupta R, Winchell RJ, Patterson LA, Manon-Matos Y, Alam HB, Rosenblatt M, Hurst J, Brotman S, Crookes B, Sartorelli K, Chang Y. Blunt pancreato-duodenal injury: A multi-center study of the Research Consortium of New England Centers for Trauma (ReCONECT). Arch Surg 144(5):413-9, 2009.
  • Velmahos GC, Zacharias N, Emhoff TA, Feeney JM, Hurst JM, Crookes BA, Harrington DT, Gregg SC, Brotman S, Burke PA, Davis KA, Gupta R, Winchell RJ, Desjardins S, Alouidor R, Gross RI, Rosenblatt MS, Schultz JT, Chang Y. Management of the most severely injured spleen: A multi-center study of the Research Consortium of New England Centers for Trauma (ReCONECT). Arch Surg 145(5):456-60, 2010.
  • Gupta R, Greer SE, Martin ED. Inefficiencies in a Rural Trauma System: The Burden of Repeat Imaging in Inter-facility Transfers. J Trauma 69(2):253-5, 2010.
    Greer SE, Rhynhart KK, Gupta R, Corwin HL. New Developments in Massive Transfusion in Trauma. Curr Opin Anesth 23(2):246-50, 2010.
    Greer SE, Gupta R. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding of unknown origin: Tricks of the trade. Scand J Surg 99:103-5, 2010.
  • Mehr CR, Gupta R, von Recklinghausen FM, et al. Balancing risk and benefit: Maintenance of a thawed group A plasma inventory for trauma patients requiring massive transfusion. J Trauma 74(6):1425-31, 2013.
  • Winchell RJ, Sanddal N, Ball J, Michaels H, Kaufmann CR, Gupta R, Esposito TJ, Subacius H. A Reassessment of the Impact of Trauma Systems Consultation on Regional Trauma System Development. J Trauma (in press), 2015.