Purnendu Gupta, M.D., is chief of staff and a pediatric spine surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago. A longtime Chicagoan, he attended Northwestern University Medical School as a member of the honors program for medical education. Dr. Gupta completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Children’s Memorial Hospital (now Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago). He completed a fellowship in complex scoliosis and spinal disorders at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis. Caring for patients with pediatric and adult scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis and complex spinal reconstruction is Dr. Gupta’s specialty. He also has over 20 years of experience in academic medicine at Ohio State University and the University of Chicago, where he also served as the director of the Spine Center at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Currently, Dr. Gupta is clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Illinois, Chicago.