Neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta, an Emmy Awardwinning
journalist, will deliver the annual J.
Edward Rall Cultural Lecture on “Media and
Medicine” on Mar. 25 at 10 a.m. in Masur Auditorium,
Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN,
appears on several television shows on medicine
and health news such as American Morning,
Anderson Cooper 360°, CNN documentaries and
anchors the weekend medical affairs program Sanjay Gupta, MD. He also contributes to CNN.
com, CNNHealth.com and CBS’s 60 Minutes and
Evening News with Scott Pelley.
Apart from being a successful practicing neurosurgeon and media guru, his journalistic
approach and reporting have won him several awards. He visited both
Japan in 2011 and Haiti in 2010 after the earthquakes hit and reported the
effects of the disasters on human health. After joining CNN in 2001, he reported
on the aftermath of the 9/11 attack from New York and was part of the “Devil
Docs” unit during the Iraq war in 2003. He performed brain surgery onsite during
his time in Iraq. In 2004, his coverage of the aftermath of the devastating tsunami
in Sri Lanka contributed to the 2005 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award for CNN.
He has contributed stories to CNN’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane
Katrina (2005) and the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico (2010).
To inspire Americans to live a more active and healthy life, Gupta launched “Fit
Nation” as part of CNN’s multi-platform, anti-obesity initiative. In 2010, he was
offered the Laureate Award for leaders in health and wellness from John F. Kennedy
University (Pleasant Hill, Calif.). He was also named as one of the “Ten
Most Influential Celebrities” by Forbes magazine.
He has also authored two bestselling books, Chasing Life (2007) and Cheating
Death (2009), is a member of the faculty at Emory University and is associate
chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his
M.D. from its medical school. Before joining CNN, he did neurosurgical fellowships
at Semmes-Murphey Clinic in Tennessee and the University of Michigan
Seating for the lecture is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information
or to request reasonable accommodation, contact Jacqueline Roberts at
(301) 594-6747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The lecture honors the memory of Dr. J. Edward Rall, founder of the Clinical
Endocrinology Branch (now within NIDDK) and scientific director of the
National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, which is now represented
by NIDDK and NIAMS.