Prabodh Gupta MBBS, MD, FIAC

Dr. Prabodh Gupta MBBS, MD, FIAC was Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director of Cytopathology and Cytometry Laboratory and the Fellowship Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine until he retired in 2015. Born in India, he trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston and The Johns Hopkins Hospital Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore serving on the faculty for nearly two decades before moving to Penn in 1988. Dr. Gupta demonstrated exemplary dedication and commitment to education. Many of his mentees occupy senior positions in the most prestigious medical centers. Dr. Gupta participated in numerous national and international scientific gatherings and delivered over two hundred lectures, workshops, seminars and visiting professorships. Dr. Gupta served as ASC President in 1996. Besides the ASC, he served in various positions of responsibilities in a number of professional organizations including the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, the World Health Organization and the United Nations. He was a member of the board of examiners of the International Academy of Cytology. He published nearly 250 scientific articles and chapters encompassing gynecologic, pulmonary, urothelial diseases, FNAs, and fundamentals and basic concepts of cytopathology. He published “The Basic Concepts and Fundamentals of Cytopathology” co-authored by Dr. Zubair Baloch. Dr. Gupta has received numerous honors including the teaching award from the University of Pennsylvania and the most prestigious Papanicolaou Award in 2001 and the Excellence in Education Award in 2011 of the American Society of Cytopathology. Dr. Gupta recently moved to Houston to be near his daughter and grandchildren. Dr. Gupta passed away due to complications with COVID-19.


During this time, our thoughts and prayers are with his family, mentees, and friends.