Presidential Guest Speaker

Dr. Sanjay Gupta
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American Neurosurgeon, Medical Reporter, and Writer

Wednesday, February 14, 9:30 AM

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a distinguished multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN and the host of the CNN podcast "Chasing Life." As a practicing neurosurgeon, he's a vital contributor to CNN's coverage of health and medical news worldwide. Gupta has covered significant health stories since 2001, including pioneering the use of the term "pandemic" for the novel coronavirus outbreak.

He has reported on various global events, such as the 9/11 attacks, anthrax outbreaks, and humanitarian crises. Gupta's reporting on the Covid-19 pandemic and other critical health issues has made him a trusted guide for viewers navigating facts and misinformation.

Gupta's impactful career encompasses reporting on a wide range of topics, from natural disasters like hurricanes and tsunamis to medical breakthroughs and the effects of climate change. He's been recognized with numerous awards, including Emmys and Peabodys, for his outstanding journalism. In addition to his CNN contributions, Gupta is a professor of neurosurgery and holds leadership roles at prominent hospitals.

Beyond his journalistic work, Gupta is a successful author, co-founder of the LIFE ITSELF conference, and a figure known for his Influence and humanitarian efforts. He's been honored by publications like PEOPLE magazine, USA Today, and Forbes Magazine, and has delivered keynote addresses at prestigious events. Gupta's educational background includes both an Undergraduate and Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Michigan.

Read more about Dr. Gupta in a recent AAOS Now article >