Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Dr. Gupta’s medical training — a practicing neurosurgeon — and public health policy experience distinguish his reporting on a range of medical and scientific topics including, brain injury, disaster recovery, health care reform, fitness, military medicine, HIV/AIDS and other areas. His passion for inspiring Americans to lead healthier, more active lives led him to launch “Fit Nation,” CNN’s multi-platform anti-obesity initiative. The program is in its third year.
In addition to his work for CNN, Gupta is a member of the staff and faculty at the Emory University School of Medicine. He is associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital and regularly performs surgery at Emory University and Grady hospitals. He holds memberships in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves as a diplomat of the American Board of Neurosurgery, is a certified medical investigator, and a board member of the Lance Armstrong LiveStrong Foundation.
Gupta received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a doctorate of medicine from the University of Michigan Medical School.