Dr. Nikita Gupta

Nikita Gupta, MD

Education and training

Medical school – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience – Johns Hopkins University

Professional interests

Health Equity
Community Medicine
Women’s Health
Trauma-informed care

A little about me

I am a resident physician in the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine and also completed my medical school training at Mount Sinai. I believe strongly in the humanity of medicine, and that it is just as much a physician’s job to make patients feel heard and cared for, as it is to treat their physical conditions.

Why I love my job

The potential for positive impact that a physician has with every interaction is unparalleled in my opinion. I love being able to integrate into a community and make tangible changes in people’s lives.

Professional certifications or affiliations

Distinction in Global Health
2022 Downstate Student Representative to the Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians

Professional Experience and Accomplishments

Dr. Nikita Gupta aspires to be a future leader in family medicine, with a demonstrated passion for advocacy and activism in the areas of women’s health, health equity, access to care, and trauma-informed care. She grew up in New Jersey, received her bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, and dedicated a year to serving disenfranchised indigenous communities in Peru before beginning medical school.

While in medical school, Dr. Gupta received four global health scholarships and graduated with a Distinction in Global Health. She conducted research with Partners in Health in Peru; implemented a vaccination initiative in partnership with the Prime Minister of Grenada; spent a 3-month scholarly period establishing a new women’s nonprofit in Malawi; and led a program offering free clinics at Native American reservations and immigration deportation centers in Arizona.

After graduating medical school, Dr. Gupta worked for one year with the National Black Leadership Commission on Health, a Harlem based nonprofit, addressing race-based disparities in healthcare. Her goal as a clinician is for every person she interacts with (whether patients or colleagues) to leave knowing that she genuinely cares. Outside of medicine, she enjoys teaching dance, kickboxing and doing DIY projects.