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Tuesday, 19 March 2013 00:00

Written by Gen321 Staff

SANJAY GUPTA: Medical Doctor - Anchor - Reporter. 

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is chief medical correspondent for the health and medical unit at CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery, plays an integral role in the network's medical coverage, which includes lead reporting on breakmedical news, regular health and medical updates for American Morning, anchoring the half-hour weekend medical affairs program Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and reporting for CNN documentaries.

Based in Atlanta, Gupta also contributes health news stories to and, co-hosts “Accent Health” for TurnerNetworks, provides medical segments for the syndicated version of ER on TNT, writes a column for TIME magazine, anchors the glohealth program Vital Signs for CNN International and is featured in a weekly podcast on health issues called "Paging Dr. Gupta."

Gupta joined CNN in the summer of 2001 and became part of the network team covering the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City and breaking news reporting on the anthrax attacks later that year.

In 2003, Gupta reported from Iraq and Kuwait as an embedded correspondent with the U.S. Navy’s medical unit, the "Devil Docs." He provided viewers with exclusive reports from points along the unit's travel to Baghdad and provided live coverage from a desert operoom of the first operation performed during the war and also performed brain surgery five times himself. Besides his battlefield medcoverage, Gupta also reported from Kuwait immediately after a low-flying missile hit a Kuwaiti shopping mall.

In 2004, Gupta traveled to the international AIDS conference in Bangkok, Thailand, where he reported on the pandemic for CNN. In December 2004, he was sent to Sri Lanka to cover the disaster and aftermath of the tsunami that took more than 155,000 lives in Asia. That coverage contributed to the awarding of an Alfred I. duPont Award to CNN.

The following year, Gupta contributed to CNN's Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. In addition to other reporting in New Orleans, Gupta broke the news that official reports that New Orleans' Charity Hospital had been completely.


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