Varun Gupta, MD
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I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
I grew up in Haridwar, India, an ancient city located along the Ganges River where it emerges from the Himalayan foothills. Coming from a family of physicians, I was naturally drawn to the dynamic, challenging and highly gratifying career in medicine. During the course of my medical education, I noted wide disparities in health care access, within delivery and quality of care among different populations. This inspired me to obtain a graduate degree in public health (MPH) from the University of Texas. While working on my MPH, I was involved in research on interrelationships between hormones, diet, body size and breast cancer among Hispanic women. From there I went on the complete five years of general surgery residency at the University of Toledo and a three-year plastic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University. The Vanderbilt program is among the premier plastic and reconstructive surgery training programs in the country where I received comprehensive training in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery by world-renowned experts. I am proud to be working at Kaiser Permanente with the mission of providing high-quality, personalized care to our members with emphasis on safety.
About my practice
My experience and interests span across the breadth of the specialty of plastic surgery. I focus my practice on cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. I am well versed in both implant-based and autologous breast reconstruction as well as different techniques of breast reduction surgery. My other interests are body contouring and reconstruction of defects following excision of cancerous and non-cancerous skin lesions. My philosophy is to obtain the desired outcome in a safe manner by means of effective communication, risk assessment, technical proficiency and actively involving members in their care. I work with members in assessing their individual needs and formulate the treatment plan tailored to their well-being and desired outcomes.
How I thrive
A satisfying day at work and quality time spent with my growing family is the source of my happiness and drive. My family is my anchor and I draw immense joy in watching my son grow, achieve new milestones, and explore the world around him. My wife is a source of inspiration for me and, being a sports medicine physician, she guides me towards healthy lifestyle choices. A flourishing family and professional life helps reinforce my sense of purpose.