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Nikita Gupta, MD


740 S Limestone


  • Associate Residency Program Director
  • Assistant Professor
  • Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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Biography and Education


Dr. Gupta is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon focusing on reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face, head, and neck. She is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Kentucky and the Associate Residency Program Director. She grew up in Louisville, Ky and then attended Johns Hopkins University for undergraduate work where she began her interest in Biomedical Engineering. She attended Vanderbilt University for medical school and completed residency training at Mount Sinai. She pursued fellowship training with Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel at Boston University. Her current practice includes rhinoplasty, Mohs reconstruction, trauma, facial nerve reanimation, and gender affirming facial feminization surgery. Her research interests include biomaterials for clinical use and computational fluid dynamics for measuring nasal obstruction.


Undergraduate Education
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Engineering), 2003-2007

Graduate Education
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Doctor of Medicine, 2007-2011

Post-Graduate Training
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Otolaryngology Residency, 2011-2016

Fellowship Training
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2016-2017

New York, 2013
Massachusetts, 2016
Kentucky, 2017

Hospital Privileges
University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center
University of Kentucky Good Samaritan Hospital
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center

Selected Publications

Trott S, Young R, Hayden C, Yessin O, Bush M, Gupta N. Risk Factors for Operating Room No-Show in an Academic Otolaryngology Practice. Laryngoscope. 2022 Feb 5. doi: 10.1002/lary.30018. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35122445. 

Gupta N, White H, Trott S, Spiegel JH. Observer Gaze Patterns of Patient Photos Pre- and Post-Facial Feminization. Aesthet Surg J. 2022 Jan 5:sjab434. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjab434. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34994379. 

Starr NC, Zachary Porterfield J, Harryman C, Gupta N. The Use of Autologous and Cadaveric Grafts in Rhinoplasty: A Survey Study. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2022 Jan 18. doi: 10.1007/s00266-021-02752-z. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35043249. 

Starr NC, Creel L, Harryman C, Gupta N. Cost Utility Analysis of Costal Cartilage Autografts and Human Cadaveric Allografts in Rhinoplasty. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2021 Nov 15:34894211058115. doi: 10.1177/00034894211058115. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34779266. 

Gupta N, Fitzgerald CM, Ahmed MT, Tohidi S, Winkler M. Feasibility of a 3D printed nasal model for resident teaching in rhinoplasty. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2021 Oct;74(10):2776-2820. 

Comer BT, Gupta N, Mowry SE, Malekzadeh S. Otolaryngology Education in the Setting of COVID-19: Current and Future Implications. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Jul;163(1):7074.  

O'Brien KJ, Snapp KR, Dugan AJ, Westgate PM, Gupta N. Risk factors affecting length of stay in patients with deep neck space infection. Laryngoscope. 2020 Sep;130(9):2133-2137.   

Gupta N, Wulu J, Spiegel JH. Safety of Combined Facial Plastic Procedures Affecting Multiple Planes in a Single Setting In Facial Feminization for Transgender Patients. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2019 Aug;43(4):993-999.       

Gupta N, Cruz MA, Nasser P, Rosenberg JD, Iatridis JC. Fibrin-Genipin Hydrogel for Cartilage Tissue Engineering in Nasal Reconstruction. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2019 Jul;128(7):640-646