Vin Gupta, MD, MPA, MSc

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Presentation
Coronavirus, The Vaccine And Our Path Forward
Saturday, June 26; 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.; Argyros Main Stage
Dr. Vin Gupta is an affiliate assistant professor of Health Metrics Sciences at UW Medicine, and a critical care pulmonologist who has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic since day one. In this presentation, he will share the latest information about the COVID-19 vaccines, their effectiveness, and what we can do to help bring an end to the pandemic in our own communities. Dr. Gupta will help dispel myths, provide facts and address concerns.


Biography
Vin Gupta, MD, MPA,MSc  is a Critical Care Pulmonologist and Affiliate Faculty at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, part of the University of Washington. He’s served in a variety of roles throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to his clinical responsibilities, including serving as the current Chief Medical Officer of COVID-19 Response for Amazon.com, Inc. Additionally, he served as health advisor on the Biden-Harris Transition’s COVID-19 Response team and is the primary COVID-19 advisor for the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners.  His background in public health has focused on epidemic preparedness, with relevant roles at the US CDC’s Emerging Infections Program, the World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility, the China CDC, and the Pentagon’s Center for Global Health Engagement. Finally, Dr. Gupta is a deployable critical care physician for the US Air Force Medical Corps Reserves, where he is Officer-in-Charge of Joint-Base Lewis McChord’s Critical Care Air Transport Team. He is a medical analyst for MSNBC and NBC News, term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and board member for several non-profit organizations nationwide.  Dr. Gupta’s presentation is in partnership with UW Medicine.