Dr. Meena Gupta
Senior Consultant Neurologist
D.M - Neurology (AIIMS)
Dr. Meena Gupta, born on August 16, 1949, is a distinguished figure in the field of neurology, renowned for her significant contributions spanning over four decades. She has recently joined Athena Behavioral Health as a Senior Consultant Neurologist. She obtained her M.B.B.S. from the University of Allahabad in 1970, and subsequently pursued M.D. in Paediatrics and D.M. in Neurology from the same alma mater in 1974 and 1981, respectively.
Dr. Gupta’s illustrious career commenced in 1972 as a House Physician in Paediatrics at SN Children Hospital, Allahabad, followed by her roles as Registrar and Pool Officer. She then ventured into Neurology, serving as Senior Resident at A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi, and later holding various positions at G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi.
Her academic journey is marked by extensive teaching, mentoring M.B.B.S., M.D., and D.M. students since 1975, 1982, and 2006, respectively. Dr. Gupta has trained over 90 neurologists and served as an Examiner for DM Neurology.
In the realm of research, she has supervised numerous Ph.D. projects, delving into topics such as alexia in Urdu-speaking populations and hypnosis as a tool for pseudo seizures. Dr. Gupta’s major interests encompass epilepsy, CNS infections, multiple sclerosis, stroke, neurological disorders related to pregnancy, movement disorders, and neurobehavioral disorders.
Her exceptional achievements are underscored by various awards, including the WHO Fellowship in Movement Disorders and the Life Time Achievement Award for contributions to medical education. During her tenure as Director at IHBAS, she implemented initiatives to enhance patient care, reduce waiting times, and broaden research endeavors.
As a Principal Investigator, Dr. Gupta spearheaded projects exploring epilepsy prevalence, safety, and efficacy of Alzheimer’s treatments, and mutation analysis in X-linked mental retardation. She is a life member of several medical associations and has played key roles in committees and expert groups.
Dr. Meena Gupta’s legacy is not only defined by her clinical expertise but also by her commitment to medical education, research, and community outreach, making her an indelible force in the field of neurology.