Mrinali Gupta, M.D.
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Mrinali Gupta, M.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


  • Retinal Detachment
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Pucker
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Macular Hole
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Clinical Research

Personal Statement

Thank you for considering me and Weill Cornell Medical Center Ophthalmology for your eye care. I specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of pediatric and adult retinal diseases, including retinal detachment, diabetic retinal disease, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, macular pucker and epiretinal membrane, macular hole, and others. While I am actively involved in retina research and education, my number one priority is to provide excellent, up-to-date, compassionate care for my patients. I am committed to taking the time to help you understand your condition and your treatment options to together generate a management strategy that incorporates both the most advanced medicine and your personal treatment goals.  It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to care for your eyes and your vision.


Mrinali Patel Gupta, MD is a board-certified retina specialist and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Gupta specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal diseases, including conditions such as retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, and macular diseases, amongst others.  

Dr. Gupta graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University. She received her M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine, where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha academic honor society and a recipient of the E. Arthur Palumbo Duke Medical School full-tuition academic merit scholarship in 2008. During medical school, she was also a recipient of the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute - National Institutes of Health Research Fellowship, through which she spent one year conducting research studies in age-related macular degeneration at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health.  

Dr. Gupta then completed her Internship Training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She completed Residency Training in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School / Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, followed by Fellowship Training in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. During her fellowship, Dr. Gupta was the recipient of the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship and the prestigious Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award, given to the most outstanding retina fellows in the country. She has been selected as a “Rising Star” in Ophthalmology by Super Doctors.

Dr. Gupta is actively engaged in clinical, translational, and basic science research in retinal diseases. She hold a patents in retina and has published over 50 peer-reviewed research articles.  She has authored several textbook chapters and has presented her research at national and international meetings. Dr. Gupta serves as scientific reviewer to several major ophthalmology journals.  She has leadership roles in several national professional societies including serving on the Executive Committee and Education Committees of the Vit-Buckle Society and on the Education and Training Committee of the American Society of Retina Specialists.  Dr. Gupta is also actively involved in resident and fellow education and serves as Program Director for the Weill Cornell Medical College Medical Retina Fellowship.

Dr. Gupta sees patient both at the main Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital campus (1305 York Avenue) as well as the Lower Manhattan office (156 William Street) and is currently accepting new patients. Appointments may be made by calling (646) 962-2020 or online at


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

2017 New York Super Doctor - Rising Star

09/2014 Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award: Awarded annually to outstanding graduating vitreoretinal surgery fellows nationally (5 recipients in 2014)

07/2013 – 06/2014 Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship: An academic/research merit award of given to ~15 ophthalmology fellows annually

01/2013 Top Platform Presentation Award, Atlantic Coast Retina Conference

01/2011 Top Cited Journal Article 2008-2010 Award, Progress in Retina and Eye Research

05/2009 Duke University School of Medicine Thomas Jefferson Award: awarded to one graduating medical student annually for excellence in academics, research, and community service 

08/2008 Duke University School of Medicine Palumbo Scholarship: full senior year tuition scholarship awarded to one student based on academic merit and research

08/2007 – 06/2008 Howard Hughes Medical Institute - National Institutes of Health Research Scholar, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health

03/2008 Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical School Academic Honor Society, Duke University School of Medicine

03/2008 Duke University School of Medicine Senior Merit Scholarship: partial merit-based scholarship

05/2005 Summa Cum Laude Graduation Honors, Duke University College of Arts and Sciences

05/2005 Graduation with Distinction in Biology, Duke University College of Arts and Sciences

05/2005 Duke University William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Community Service



Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Attending Ophthalmologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Education and Training

  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, 2009
  • B.S., Duke University, 2005


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - CHP
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care - PPO
  • GHI - Pathway X
  • Health First - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - CBP
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicaid
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark - Liberty
  • UHC Compass - Medicare Advantage
  • United Empire - Metro/Core/Charter
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellCare Health Plans - Community Plan

Locations and Appointments