Dr. Poonam Gupta
Hi, I am an Ophthalmologist (Eye specialist). I completed my postgraduation in 2000 and thereafter joined as a Senior Resident in the Department of Ophthalmology in Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh (India), which is one of the pioneer institutes of the world. Here I worked in all the fields of Ophthalmology, be it Cornea, Retina, Squint, Oculoplastics, Cataract, Glaucoma etc. Along with the clinical work I also published papers, both in international and national journals. I even received a best paper award in the National Conference of Ophthalmology held in Ahemdabad in 2002.
My surgical expertise is towards anterior segment and cornea. I am well versed with Stitch less cataract surgery (Phacoemulsification), Cornea transplant surgery (Keratoplasties), Glaucoma surgeries, Amniotic membrane (from the placenta of the baby) transplant surgeries. Besides anterior segment, I also have experience in Retina surgery and its laser.
I have written quite a few research papers, both in international and national journals. I also won best paper award in the National Conference of Ophthalmology in 2002.
This is as far as the professional description is concerned. Otherwise I believe – ‘All work and no play makes a person grey”. And this motto in life is fully supported by my husband Dr. Gaurav Gupta, who is a Pediatrician. I am into adventure holidays like camping, river rafting, rippling etc. Also my interest lies in creative art like glass painting, quilting, embroidery, multicuisine cooking. The daily routine of office and home can be sometimes difficult to cope. To deal with the stress I prefer to do meditation and breathing exercises like pranayam. As for the rest, I enjoy a good social life and partying as time permits.
Dr. Gaurav Gupta
Thanks for showing interest in browsing through my decidedly informal CV! I belong to Delhi. My dad is also a Child Specialist and has retired recently as Major General from Army Medical Corp.
I did my MBBS from BJ (Government) Medical College, Pune (Maharashtra) in 1994 and subsequently completed DCH from the same place. Thereafter I cleared DNB Pediatrics (National level MD) examination in May 1998.
Since my DNB I have worked as a SENIOR RESIDENT (post MD experience) in Government Medical College, Sector 32 and then in PGI, Chandigarh (a total of over 4 years!). I have written quite a few research papers including three INTERNATIONAL Publications.
I have started my own practice in Mohali from Jan 2003. I am also working as an Empanelled Consultant at FORTIS Multispeciality hospital & Apollo Clinics, Chandigarh.
PARENT EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO CHILD HEALTH.
MY OTHER LIFE
My wife is an Eye specialist, previously working at PGI. She is likely to join Charak Clinics soon. I write a bi-monthly column in Indian Pediatrics (the OFFICIAL Journal of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics). I have also written a few articles on parent education, published in the newspapers like Indian Express, Hindustan Times and Dainik Bhaskar.
In my spare time I like to play tennis and get out of the city for brief vacations to recharge myself; so that I am able to provide the best possible care for your children!
Besides the doctors Charak clinic has a team of fully qualified paramedical staff who are mostly concerned with the patients care, smooth running of the clinic and assisting the doctors in surgeries, vaccinations and other procedures. We have separate staff for the Eye operation theatre – who keep the operation theatre clean, fumigated and maintain the operating equipment and instruments. In addition we have paramedics trained specially in dealing with the Pediatric patients and carry out procedures like nebulisation and assist in vaccination, patient examination.