Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon and the senior medical correspondent for health and medicine at CNN, where he plays an integral role in helping millions of viewers understand the newest advances in medical science and personal health. Gupta has been on assignment for some of the biggest breaking news stories of the decade: he covered the 9/11 attacks and the anthrax scare, reported live from the 2004 tsunami, contributed to CNN's Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina, and, during the war in Iraq, reported as an embedded correspondent with the U.S. Navy's medical unit. (He provided live coverage of the first operation performed during the war --and even performed brain surgery five times while there.)


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Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon and the senior medical correspondent for health and medicine at CNN, where he plays an integral role in helping millions of viewers understand the newest advances in medical science and personal health. Gupta has been on assignment for some of the biggest breaking news stories of the decade: he covered the 9/11 attacks and the anthrax scare, reported live from the 2004 tsunami, contributed to CNN's Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina, and, during the war in Iraq, reported as an embedded correspondent with the U.S. Navy's medical unit. (He provided live coverage of the first operation performed during the war --and even performed brain surgery five times while there.)

At CNN, Gupta delivers segments, hosts House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, produces New You Resolution, a series of prime-time specials that challenges people to kick their unhealthy habits, and oversees Fit Nation, an ongoing, multi-platform, grass roots initiative against obesity. He also writes a column for TIME, and hosts a weekly podcast, "Paging Dr. Gupta."

Gupta is a member of the staff and faculty at the department of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine. He also performs surgery weekly at Grady Memorial Hospital, where he serves as chief of neurosurgery. He is a member of both the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1997, Gupta was chosen as a White House Fellow, one of only 15 appointed, and served as special advisor to The First Lady. He has won the Humanitarian Award from the National Press Photographers Association and been named by People magazine as "One of The Sexiest Men Alive."

Select Keynote Presentations by Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Medicine and Media
Dr. Gupta -- a broadcaster, writer and podcaster -- is in a unique position to examine why certain health-related stories make the headlines, while others don't. He also looks at the media's role in conveying sometimes frightening information, such as his post-9/11 reports on anthrax.

Obesity in America
Based on his work at Fit Nation, Gupta traces the social and health-related factors that contribute to the fattening of America, and explains how we might, and why we must, reverse this unhealthy trend, especially in children.

The Latest in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
Dr. Gupta presents the latest in science's fight against HIV/AIDS, but also gives us the human side, with stories of both those who suffer from the disease and those helping to treat the infected. He then examines the politics that advance, and sometimes stifle, worldwide awareness.

Medicine in Times of War and Disaster
Gupta shares his first-hand experience on the dangers and importance of reporting from locations where the health of thousands is at stake -- from New York during 9/11 to the 2004 tsunami to the ongoing Iraq War.

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