Sanjay Gupta Biography
Sanjay Gupta is known as an American neurosurgeon, medical reporter, and also writer. He also works as associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and also associate professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine, besides member of the National Academy of Medicine and also American Academy of Arts and Sciences and also is the chief medical correspondent for CNN.
How Old is Sanjay Gupta? – Age
Born on 23 October 1969, in Novi, Michigan, United States, he is currently 53 years old, celebrating his birthday 23 October.
How Tall is Sanjay Gupta? – Height
The chief medical correspondent for CNN stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).
Sanjay Gupta’s Mother, Father, Siblings – Family
Gupta was born and raised in Novi, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. He was born of Subhash and Damyanti Gupta, who moved from India before their marriage and met in Livonia, Michigan, where they served as engineers for Ford Motor Company in the 1960s. Likewise, his mother was born in the village of Tharushah in Sindh (now Pakistan), but when he was 5 fled to India as a Hindu refugee during the Partition of India.
Gupta together with his younger brother Suneel graduated from Novi High School and he went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and also his M.D. degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1993. In addition, he was part of Interflex, a since discontinued accelerated medical education program that as well accepted medical students directly from high school.
Is Sanjay Gupta Married? – Wife
Gupta is married to Rebecca Olson, who is a family law attorney. In addition, they got married in 2004 in a Hindu wedding ceremony. They reside in Atlanta and are blessed with three daughters, Sage Ayla Gupta, Soleil Asha Gupta, and Sky Anjahi Gupta. Likewise, Gupta wrote a book called World War C: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic and also How to Prepare for the Next One about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sanjay Gupta’s CNN Career
Gupta is known as an Emory Healthcare general neurosurgeon at Grady Memorial Hospital and also has served on spine, trauma and 3‑D‑image-guided operations. In addition, he has published medical journal articles on percutaneous pedicle screw placement, spinal cord abnormalities, and brain tumors. Besides, he is licensed to practice medicine in Georgia.
He worked as one of fifteen White House Fellows, primarily as an advisor to Hillary Clinton from 1997 to 1998. Later in January 2009, it was reported that Gupta became offered the position of Surgeon General of the United States in the Obama Administration, but later he withdrew his name from consideration.
Furthermore, Gupta joined CNN in the summer of 2001. Likewise, he reported from New York following the attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001. Later in 2003, he traveled to Iraq to cover the medical aspects of the invasion of Iraq. Gupta performed emergency surgery on both US soldiers and also Iraqi civilians while in Iraq. In addition, he became embedded with a Navy medical unit at the time, specifically a group of Corpsman known as the “Devil Docs”, who supported the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.
Surgeon General candidate
Later on January 6, 2009, CNN announced that he had been considered for the position of Surgeon General by President-elect Barack Obama. Likewise, some doctors said that his communication skills and high-profile would allow him to highlight medical issues and also prioritize medical reform. In addition, others raised concerns about potential conflicts of interest along with drug companies who have sponsored his broadcasts and also his lack of skepticism in weighing the costs as well as benefits of medical treatments.
- News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form
Sanjay Gupta Salary and Net Worth
Gupta’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million.
Sanjay Gupta’s Instagram
You can follow him on Instagram @drsanjaygupta