Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Biography
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is an American Indian neurosurgeon/ medical reporter/writer working for CNN as the chief medical correspondent. Also, he works at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia as associate chief of the neurosurgery service. Additionally, he works as an associate professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine. Further, he is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Age
Gupta is 53 years old as of 2022. He was born on October 23, 1969, in Novi, Michigan, United States.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta Height
Gupta stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Family
Gupta was born to his loving parents Damyanti Gupta and Subhash in Novi, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Later in 1960, Gupta’s parents, relocated to Livonia, Michigan, from India prior to their marriage where they worked for Ford Motor Company as engineers. During the Partition of India, he fled back to India as a Hindu refugee at the age of five, and his mother was born in the village of Tharushah in Sindh (now Pakistan). Gupta and his younger brother Suneel went to Novi High School where they later graduated.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Wife
Gupta got married to his beautiful wife Rebecca Olson who is a family attorney in a Hindu wedding ceremony in 2004. The duo is blessed with three daughters Sage Ayla Gupta, Soleil Asha Gupta, and Sky Anjahi Gupta and they currently reside in Atlanta.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Net Worth
Gupta has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a chief medical correspondent.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Salary
Gupta earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Education
Gupta studied at the University of Michigan and received an undergraduate degree. Further, he has a Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Michigan Medical School.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Career
Gupta is an American Indian neurosurgeon/ medical reporter/writer working for CNN as the chief medical correspondent. Also, he works at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia as associate chief of the neurosurgery service. Additionally, he works as an associate professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine. Further, he is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Moreover, he works as the host of the CNN podcast, Chasing Life. As a practicing neurosurgeon, he plays a crucial role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN’s programs internationally and domestically. Often, he contributes to CNN.com. Since 2001, he has broadcasted some of the most significant health stories in the United States and globally.
On March 9, 2020, he wrote an op-ed declaring the network would refer to the novel COVID-19 outbreak as a “pandemic,” before the WHO and the CDC. From 2020 to 2021, he fortified his role as a trusted guide to viewers globally on traversing between fiction and facts encompassing Covid-19 and the pandemic. A couple of months after joining CNN, he reported from New York after the 9/11 terror attacks.
That fall, he broke a number of stories regarding the anthrax attacks. In 2003, he was implanted with the US Navy’s “Devil Docs” medical unit, reporting from Iraq and Kuwait as the corps went to Baghdad. Also, he covered the initial battlefield operation performed during the war. Moreover, he performed life-saving brain surgery five times in a desert operating room.
In 2004, he went to Sri Lanka to provide coverage for the tsunami that killed over 155,000 people in Southeast Asia. Thus, he contributed to the 2005 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for CNN. To CNN’s Peabody awarded broadcast of Hurricane Katrina, he contributed in 2005 and uncovered that official reports that Charity Hospital in New Orleans had been evacuated were faulty.
Gupta’s”Charity Hospital” broadcast for Anderson Cooper 360° led to his 2006 News & Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Feature Story. In the same year, he broadcasted the Lebanon War. He and Anderson Cooper co-hosted the global film series “Planet in Peril,” which explored the effect of climate change worldwide in 2007 and 2008.
Additionally, he accompanied the US Army’s 82nd Airborne in 2009 on life-saving rescue missions in Afghanistan. In 2010, he chronicled the ruinous earthquake in Haiti. Following the broadcasts, he attained two Emmy awards. His peculiar reporting in 2010 included live broadcasts of the unparalleled flooding in Pakistan. Also, he contributed to the network’s 2010 Peabody awarded broadcast of the oil calamity in the Gulf of Mexico.
In 2011, he reported from the earthquake- and tsunami-ruined Japan hence adding transparency and context to the human effects and radiation worries. In 2013, he exclusively spoke with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about the extent of the botched Healthcare.gov launch, for which she took accountability. He served as the initial western reporter who went to Conakry, Guinea to investigate the fatal Ebola outbreak.
Additionally, he flew to Kathmandu to broadcast the aftereffects of a big earthquake that hit Nepal in 2015. In 2016, he told the exclusive story of the separation of craniopagus twins Jadon and Anias McDonald in the Emmy-awarded documentary “Separated: Saving the Twins.” Moreover, he broadcasted Flint, Michigan, water calamity and the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.
Further, he served as a moderator on a panel with President Barack Obama on the opioid calamity. In 2017, he reported from the front of a breakdown in the medical infrastructure of Puerto Rico, which was ruined by Hurricane Maria. Also, he broke the news regarding Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis. In 2018, he worked as a cohost of “Finding Hope: Battling America’s Suicide Crisis.”
He attained another Emmy award for cohosting. Gupta works as the host of the CNN Original Series “Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.” The series shadows his global travels as he pursues the secret to living longer, healthier, and happier. In addition to that, he stars in the HBO Original Documentary “One Nation Under Stress.” The documentary explored why life expectancy is reducing in the United States.
His enterprise reporting on medical marijuana has resulted in five documentary films, “Weed.” The films attained the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. Aside from CNN, he contributes to the CBS news magazine, “60 Minutes” and works as an executive producer for the HBO Documentary Unit. USA Today dubbed him one of PEOPLE magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive,” a “pop culture icon.”
Forbes Magazine dubbed him one of the “Ten Most Influential Celebrities.”For his humanitarian endeavors, he has attained a number of awards and the John F. Kennedy University Laureate award. Additionally, he has attained many honorary degrees and conveyed a commencement address in the “Big House” at his alma mater in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Books
During his career, Gupta has authored a number of books such as;
- Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age(2021)
- Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today(2007)
- Business Studies Class XII Based on NCERT Guidelines: SBPD Publication(2020)
- Monday Mornings(2012)
- Cheating Death: The Doctors and Medical Miracles that Are Saving Lives Against All Odds(2009)
- 12 Weeks to a Sharper You: A Guided Program to Keep Sharp for Life(2022)
- World War C(2021)
Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Tv Shows and Movies
During his career, Gupta has starred in a number of TV shows and movies such as;
- Chasing Life With Dr. Sanjay Gupta(2009)
- Sanjay Gupta MD(2013-2014)
- Spelling the Dream(2020)
- Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley(2019)
- Unseen Enemy(2017)
- Happy Days(2018)
- The Great Indian Butterfly(2007)
Dr. Sanjay Gupta CNN News
Gupta is working at CNN News where he works alongside other famous CNN News meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Max Foster
- Poppy Harlow
- Laila Harrak
- Susan Hendricks
- Erica Hill
- Michael Holmes
- Pedram Javaheri
- Van Jones
- Brianna Keilar
- Lynda Kinkade
- John King
- Melissa Knowles
- Alison Kosik
- Don Lemon
- Christina Macfarlane
- Robin Meade
- Veronica Miracle
- Abby Phillip
- Richard Quest
- Don Riddell
- Christine Romans
- Tom Sater
- Andy Scholes
- Michael Smerconish
Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 247K followers on Instagram, over 183K followers on Facebook, and over 2.4M followers on his Twitter accounts.