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Dr. Sanjay Gupta        

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent; Neurosurgeon; Award-Winning Journalist

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is an American neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine and associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. For millions of Americans, Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the source for lucid analysis and astute insight on major developments in medicine, personal health and healthcare. A practicing neurosurgeon, he is a multiple Emmy-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, playing an integral role in the network's lead reporting on breaking medical news, providing regular health reports for premiere programming and documentaries, and anchoring the weekend medical affairs show Sanjay Gupta, MD.

Known as a media personality on health-related issues, he is best known for his role as CNN's 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. During his tenure at CNN, Dr. Gupta has covered some of the worlds most historic and significant events: the attacks of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia, the 2010 devastating earthquake in Haiti and earthquake- and tsunami-ravaged Japan in 2011. His reports from Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Lousiana, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina helped "Charity Hospital" win a 2006 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast". He also served as an embedded reporter with the U.S. Navys medical unit in Iraq, performing life-saving brain surgery five times himself. Among his many accolades and honors, Dr. Gupta has served as a White House Fellow and special advisor to First Lady Hillary Clinton, garnered the prestigious Peabody and Dupont-Columbia awards for CNN and was named as one of People Magazines Sexiest Men Alive. In January 2009, President Barack Obama offered him the position of Surgeon General of the United States, but he withdrew his name from consideration to continue pursuing his passion for practicing medicine and journalism.

Additionally, Dr. Gupta publishes a column in Time magazine and is a special correspondent for CBS News. His books Chasing Life and Cheating Death were New York Times and national bestsellers. In January 2011, he was named "one of the 10 most influential celebrities" by Forbes magazine.

Gupta received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a doctorate of medicine from the University of Michigan Medical School. He and his wife, Rebecca Olson Gupta, have two daughters. His parents moved from India and both worked as engineers at Ford Motor Company.

Speech Topics

Epidemic in America: The Growing Obesity Problem

Battle Scars from the Field: Medicine in Times of War and Disaster

To Be Fair or To Scare: Medicine and the Media


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