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 the 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.
During his tenure at CNN, Dr. Gupta has covered some of the world's 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. He also served as an embedded reporter with the U.S. Navy's 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 Magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive." In 2009, he was selected by President Barack Obama as the top candidate for U.S. Surgeon General but declined the nomination to continue pursuing his passion for practicing medicine and journalism.