Ranjan Gupta, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon: Shoulder Reconstruction + Brachial Plexus Injuries

Dr. Ranjan Gupta is an award-winning, internationally recognized surgeon with expertise in shoulder surgery and brachial plexus injuries. Respected by both patients and peers for his clinical and academic excellence, Dr. Gupta’s practice sees a high volume of shoulder surgery, ranging from minimally-invasive arthroscopic procedures to fracture management and shoulder replacements.

With over 20 years’ experience in his field, Dr. Gupta remains dedicated to providing exceptional patient care. Patients seek his expertise for complex surgical revisions, travelling from across the country for his expert judgment and outcomes. He ensures that patients understand not only the purpose of their surgical procedure but also the risks and how to maximize their healing and recovery.

Passionate about education and research, Dr. Gupta has not only received teaching awards from his students and surgical trainees but also consistently contributes to the field by performing and publishing both clinical and basic science research. He has authored more than 100 publications while training and mentoring the next generation of young orthopedic surgeons.

“I am inspired by seeing how a patient’s quality of life improves after surgery, whether it be by decreased pain or improvements in their range of motion and function. My goal is to help people return to the activities they love.”

Dr. Gupta has an international reputation as a surgeon-scientist. No other orthopedic surgeon has been recognized with all of the following awards:
● NIH Career Development Award from the National Institute for Neurologic Disorders & Stroke
● Marshall Urist Young Investigator Award from the Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons
● Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Orthopaedic Research Society
● Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship from the American Society of Surgery of the Hand
● American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellowship from the American Orthopaedic Association
● Joseph H. Boyes Research Award from the American Society of Surgery of the Hand
● Andrew J. Weiland Medal from the American Society of Surgery of the Hand
● Charles S. Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon recognizing outstanding clinical investigations contributing to the understanding, care, and prevention of injuries to the shoulder

● Best Doctors (2011-2020)
● Super Doctors (2012-2020)
● Oral Examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020)

Areas of Expertise
• Shoulder Replacement
• Minimally-invasive Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
• Shoulder Fractures
• Compressive Neuropathies including Carpal Tunnel and Cubital Tunnel syndromes
• Brachial Plexus Injury

University of California, Irvine
101 The City Drive South Pav. III
Orange, CA 92828

1640 Newport Blvd Suite 230
Costa Mesa, 92627

(714) 456-7012


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