Sanjay Gupta

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Sanjay Gupta
Dr. Sanjay Gupta.jpg
Gupta, circa 2011
Born (1969-10-23) October 23, 1969 (age 50)
Novi, Michigan, United States
ResidenceAtlanta, Georgia
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
(BS, MD)
OccupationJournalist and neurosurgeon
Spouse(s)Rebecca Olson Gupta

Sanjay Gupta (/ˈsɑːn ˈɡptə/ SAHN-jay GOOP-tə; born October 23, 1969) is an American neurosurgeon and medical reporter. He is the associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and as assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine.

He is best known as CNN's multiple Emmy Award-winning chief medical correspondent, hosting the network's weekend health program Sanjay Gupta, M.D., and making frequent appearances on their American Morning, Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper 360° programs.

In January 2009, it was reported that Gupta was offered the position of Surgeon General of the United States in the Obama administration,[1] but he withdrew his name from consideration.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kurtz, Howard (January 6, 2009). "Obama Wants Journalist Gupta for Surgeon General". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 6, 2009.
  2. "Gupta Opts Out of Surgeon General Consideration". CNN. March 5, 2009. Retrieved March 5, 2009.