In this week's Sunday Spotlight, we recognize Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine, Associate Chief of Neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta GA, and Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN
In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, we recognize Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Dr. Gupta serves as an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine, the Associate Chief of Neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN. He completed his undergraduate and medical education at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and completed his residency training within the University of Michigan Health System followed by a fellowship at the Semmes-Murphy Clinic, in Memphis, Tennessee.
Aside from his service in the realm of neurosurgery, Dr. Gupta has contributed significantly to the fields of medical journalism and public service. Combining his medical education with his public speaking background, Dr. Gupta has covered numerous televised stories around the world including the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, the medical ramifications of the war in Iraq, as well as a weekly COVID-19 town hall with Anderson Cooper. During his time in Iraq, he not only provided in-depth coverage of the military operating room, but also performed surgeries on injured soldiers. He has received multiple Emmy Awards for his CNN show “Sanjay Gupta, MD”.
Dr. Gupta formerly served as a White House Fellow under President Clinton, and was charged with speechwriting on medicine and healthcare issues.He was later offered the position of Surgeon General of the United States by President Obama, but graciously refused in order to continue practicing neurosurgery in Atlanta. Recently, Dr. Gupta has focused more on long-form reporting and sharing his reflections on life and health through his hosting of CNN’s "Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta," which follows Gupta's travels around the world in search of the secret to living longer, healthier and happier. In 2019, Dr. Gupta was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta has helped educate the American public on a wide range of medical issues through his journalism work in addition to his praise-worthy and experienced career as a neurosurgeon. Oftentimes, neurosurgeons are recognized for their contributions to science and medicine, but equally as important are their contributions to public health. Dr. Gupta has done a phenomenal job of reminding surgeons and the American public alike the importance of being a clinician-scientist who also aims to educate the masses.