About Purnima Bansal, MD
Dr. Purnima Bansal is a board certified family physician and is fellowship trained in sports medicine. A native of India, she spent her formative years training in classical dancing and playing competitive basketball in high school and college which introduced her to the complexities of sports injuries.
Dr. Bansal received her medical degree from Kasturba Medical College, where she graduated with the highest honors. She then went on to complete a rigorous three-‐ year residency in a prestigious Family Medicine program at MetroHealth Medical Center, which is teaching hospital of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to her residency curriculum, she assisted in care of Cleveland State University athletes and did electives at Cleveland Clinic, Promedica Sports Medicine and Thomas Jefferson gaining a wide perspective of sports medicine and learning skills from renowned experts in field of Sports Medicine.
She was then selected to complete a dedicated fellowship at the world renowned Boston Children’s Hospital‐ Harvard Medical School, one of the finest programs in Sports Medicine. In Boston, Dr. Bansal was able to focus her interest in Sports Medicine on the young, elite athlete, as a NCAA Division 1 team physician for Northeastern University Men’s Basketball. She also cared for professional athletes at Boston Ballet Company and United States Olympians at the Boston Skating Club.
After completing her fellowship, she was recruited to start the Sports Medicine program at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts. During her tenure, she served as the Medical Director of Lawrence High School and Greater Lawrence Technical School where she coordinated the care of athletes of all ages in various disciplines of sports. During this time she was appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Tufts University Medical Center.
Following marriage, Dr. Bansal relocated to be with her husband, Dr. Varun Gupta, who was completing his training in Plastic Surgery. She took her zest and enthusiasm of sports medicine to Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky where she pioneered the concussion program and ultrasound guided joint injections. In addition to this, she cared for athletes at Hopkinsville High School, Christian County High School, University Heights Academy, Todd County, Trigg County and Heritage Christian Academy.
Dr. Bansal brings a unique skill set and diversity to the practice with an international background and vast experience in pediatric sports medicine. She is a specialist in all aspects of Primary Care Sports Medicine with a special interest in concussions, ultrasound guided musculoskeletal injections and dance medicine.
Her original research has been widely published in prominent medical journals and she is frequently invited to present at national and international meetings. She is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and serves on its membership committee.
In her free time, Dr. Bansal enjoys painting, dancing, hiking and yoga.