Mrinali Gupta, M.D.

Mrinali Gupta, M.D.Prior to joining Retina Associates of Orange County in 2020, Dr. Mrinali Gupta served for 5 years as Vitreoretinal Surgeon and Asst. Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

Dr. Gupta serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) and as Co-Chair of the Early Career Section of the ASRS. Dr. Gupta is a leader in education in the field of retina, serving on several Education Committees of the ASRS and as Vice President of Education on the Executive Committee of Vit-Buckle Society, an international professional society. While on faculty at Cornell, Dr. Gupta was Director for the Medical Retina Fellowship Program and was selected by the residents as “Faculty Teacher of the Year.”  Dr. Gupta lectures across the US and abroad at retina courses and conferences, and she serves as a Co-Director of national surgical training courses for retina fellows. Dr. Gupta is also committed to improving retina care for patients through treatment advances and research, having held research grants and patents in retina. Dr. Gupta has authored over 80 textbook chapters and research publications in retina.

Dr. Gupta received her Doctor of Medicine degree at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where she received the E. Arthur Palumbo Scholarship and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha academic honor society.  During medical school, as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar, Dr. Gupta conducted macular degeneration research for one year at the National Institutes of Health.  Dr. Gupta completed internship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She completed ophthalmology residency training at Harvard Medical School / Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, MA, followed by a 2-year fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases & Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. During her fellowship, Dr. Gupta was the recipient of the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship and the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award given to five outstanding graduating retina fellows nationwide.  Dr. Gupta sees patients in the Newport Beach, Laguna Hills, and Santa Ana offices.


MEDICAL SCHOOL Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC
INTERNSHIP Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
RESIDENCY Harvard Medical School, Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary
Boston, MA
FELLOWSHIP Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Cornell
New York, NY

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Vit-Buckle Society
  • Retina Society
  • Macular Society
  • Orange County Society of Ophthalmology


Zack Bars

Actually, Dr Gupta saved my right eye and definitely she is super professional in her job. Thanks Dr Gupta.

Petrina Friede

Dr. Mrinali Grupta saved my retina and my vision. She is a talented and caring physician. She has an excellent bedside manor while at the same time being clear about her expectations for your home care and your responsibility. I don’t think you could go wrong with Dr. Gupta. I value her highly.

Patty Ledesma

I’ve been a patient of Dr Gupta for approximately two years. At my first appointment, she quickly diagnosed the problem I was having with my left eye and explained what the long term treatment would be.

She is a brilliant physician (look at her bio on their website) and I immediately felt comfortable in her care

I currently get injections, in both eyes, and she has actually made that a “pleasant” experience. I would highly recommend Dr Gupta

Marsha Sklar

Dr. Gupta and the staff at Retina Associates of Orange County are kind, caring and very knowledgeable. It was a very good experience. I highly recommend them!

Debbie Waltze

Dr. Gupta was very thorough, kind, calm, reassuring and explained things very well. She was very patient in answering my questions