What You Need to Know about Sanjay Gupta...
With his hand on the pulse of the U.S. healthcare system, millions of Americans and people worldwide rely on Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent and a practicing neurosurgeon, for breaking medical news and to provide answers to top health questions.
Sanjay Gupta is the source for lucid analysis and astute insight on major developments in medicine, personal health and healthcare, drawing upon his medical training and public health policy experience.
From a medical perspective, he has covered some of the world’s most historic and significant events: the attacks of 9/11, Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia, the 2010 devastating earthquake in Haiti, and Japan in 2011 following the earthquake and tsunami. His unique and invaluable perspectives are just one of the many reasons audiences are consistently wowed by him.
Sanjay Gupta Trivia
- He has won multiple Emmy Awards for his program Sanjay Gupta, M.D. on CNN
- As an embedded reporter in Iraq, he was asked by Navy doctors to take off his journalism cap and put on his surgical one. He saved a young Lieutenant’s life by performing a craniotomy in a desert tent using a sterilized bit from a drill to remove a massive blood clot and shrapnel. The young man now lives in Southern California.
- He was selected by President Obama as the top candidate for U.S. Surgeon General but declined the nomination to continue pursuing his passion for practicing medicine and journalism.
- Forbes magazine named him "one of the 10 most influential celebrities" in 2011.
- His passion for helping people stay fit and healthy was the catalyst for him launching Fit Nation
- He does his own Tweeting and posting to Facebook daily. More than 1.96 million people around the world follow him on Twitter.