Sarthak Gupta, M.D., received his medical degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, India, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo. During his medical school and residency, he worked on autoimmune diseases of the skin, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome, and in the lab, helped identify novel autoantigens in a mouse model of Sjogren's disease. He moved to the NIAMS to pursue a three-year adult rheumatology fellowship in 2011 and also served as the chief fellow for the training program. During his fellowship, he worked on defining the spectrum of anticytokine autoantibodies in autoimmune diseases with Drs. Steven Holland and Sarah Browne at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Richard Siegel at the NIAMS.
On completion of his fellowship, Dr. Gupta was promoted to Henry Metzger Scholar and subsequently joined the Systemic Autoimmunity Branch at NIAMS, where he works with Dr. Mariana Kaplan on understanding the sex differences in neutrophil biology in systemic autoimmune diseases. He is also an investigator on several ongoing clinical trials in systemic lupus erythematosus at the NIH. He has received numerous awards and grants for his research, including the Rheumatology Research Foundation's Scientist Development Award and the 34th European Workshop for Rheumatology Research Travel Award and the ACR/EULAR Exchange Program award.