Dr. Mrinali Patel Gupta Dr. Gupta graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University College of Arts and Sciences in Durham, North Carolina. She completed her M.D. degree at Duke University School of Medicine, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha academic honor society.  During medical school, she also completed a one-year research fellowship as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute/National Institutes of Health Research Scholar at the National Eye Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. She pursued internship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Gupta completed her Residency in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, followed by a Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY. Thereafter, Dr. Gupta served on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College as a professor of Ophthalmology in the Vitreoretinal Surgery Service for 5 years. She was also Program Director of the Medical Retina Fellowship Program. Subsequently, Dr. Gupta moved to California, where she practices medical and surgical retina at Retina Associates of Orange County.  Dr. Gupta holds leadership positions in the field of retina, including serving on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Retina Specialists, as Co-Chair of the Early Career Section of the American Society of Retina Specialists, on the Executive Committee as VP of Education of the Vit-Buckle Society.