Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta is known as an American neurosurgeon, medical reporter, and writer. He is most famous for being the Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN.


Sanjay Gupta was raised in Michigan. His parents moved from India in the 1960s. His parents worked as designers for the Ford Motor Company. His folks imparted in him a solid hard-working attitude and a profound want to learn. He graduated from Novi High School. In Gupta's last year of high school, he was accepted into an eight-year clinical program called Inteflex at the University of Michigan. During his undergrad studies, he wrote for the college's paper, providing details regarding social insurance issues. He also wrote a few articles that were distributed in The Economist. These articles talked about the clinical consideration in the United States and different nations and were perused by Bill Clinton and his better half, Hillary Rodham Clinton, both of whom Gupta met in 1989. Gupta got a Bachelor's Degree in biomedical science from the University of Michigan.

Marriage, Wife and Kids

Sanjay Gupta's wife is Rebecca Olson. He proposed to her through a poem and he asked her to marry him at the last line. He said that it was hard for him to wait for her to read the end of the poem. His wife works as a family law attorney. Their marriage took place at the Shell House of Ashley Hall. Their wedding was a Hindu one because Olson was also from India and their parents immigrated to America from Northern India. They have four children together, a son and three daughters. Their son went on to study mathematics at the University of Waterloo.


Sanjay Gupta's career in journalism started when he went to Iraq to cover for the medical issues of the Iraq War. When he was there, in addition to reporting, he offered medical care for Iraqi civilians with injured soldiers. He also reported for the CBS evening news and to 60 Minutes. Working in the journalism field helped him get an offer for an important position as the United States Surgeon under President Barack Obama. He refused this offer because of family and career reasons.

He went on to work for CNN. He makes regular appearances for Anderson Cooper 360, Larry King Live, and American Morning. Sanjay Gupta has a column that he publishes in Time magazine. He is the author of Chasing Life and Cheating Death which became a best seller. He also wrote Monday Morning which is a novel released in March 2012.

From 1997 until 1998, he was among the fifteen White House Fellows that worked as an advisor for Hillary Clinton. He was nominated to be one of the best 10 influential celebrities of Forbes magazine. Gupta won many Emmy Awards as a chief medical correspondent. When he reported about Hurricane Katrina in Charity Hospital of New Orleans, he got an Emmy Award for it. For his accomplishment in the medical field, he was given an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Last Modified: Apr 6, 2020

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