Tuesday, January 6, 2009

sanjay gupta surgeon general

CNN’s chief medical correspondent sanjay gupta surgeon general, MD, is a neurosurgeon, journalist, and war correspondent. Will political appointee be the next job on his resume? It looks like that may be the case.

President-elect Barack Obama has reportedly offered sanjay gupta surgeon general the job of U.S. Surgeon General, a position more often associated with a somber demeanor than a telegenic smile. But Dr. Gupta is more than just a talking head.sanjay gupta surgeon general who operated on five people (including a two year old) while covering the war in Iraq in 2003, he has the academic credentials to match his journalistic skills.

sanjay gupta surgeon general is on staff at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, and regularly performs brain surgery at Emory University Hospital and at Grady Memorial Hospital. sanjay gupta surgeon general not a complete stranger to politics either—he was a White House fellow in 1997 and a special adviser to Hillary Clinton when she was First Lady.

sanjay gupta surgeon general apparently met with Obama back in November in Chicago to discuss the position. Since learning that sanjay gupta surgeon general was being considered for surgeon general, “CNN has made sure that his on-air reporting has been on health and wellness matters and not on health-care policy or any matters involving the new administration,” according to a statement released by the media network on Tuesday.more..

sanjay gupta surgeon general is a neurosurgeon and correspondent for CNN and CBS. Barack Obama supposedly has called him as his Surgeon General. Dr Sanjay Gupta has impeccable credentials.

On the personal level, Dr Gupta wrote a poem to propose to his girlfriend, Rebecca Olson, 36. Gupta’s poem was over a page long. Gupta wrote his proposal on the last line of the poem. Olson said she was reading the poem and before she even finished it, Sanjay Gupta was down on one knee. Sanjay Gupta proposed to Rebecca Olson down on his knee.

Dr Sanjay Gupta & Rebecca Olson wedding photo.

Obama to tap Sanjay Gupta as surgeon general

Tue Jan 06, 2009 at 12:14:10 PM PST

Another unconventional choice from President-Elect Obama, as Howard Kurtz reports that CNN's Sanjay Gupta appears on the road to be tapped as surgeon general:

President-elect Barack Obama has offered the job of surgeon general to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the neurosurgeon and correspondent for CNN and CBS, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.

Gupta has told administration officials that he wants the job, and the final vetting process is under way. He has asked for a few days to figure out the financial and logistical details of moving his family from Atlanta to Washington but is expected to accept the offer.

According to Kurtz, Gupta and Obama met to discuss the position in November. Gupta also spoke with Obama's HHS Secretary designee Tom Daschle.

During the 1990s, according to Kurtz, Gupta was a White House fellow who helped craft Hillary Clinton's speeches and policy recommendations.

There is discussion going on about the choice of Gupta in jamgirl86's diary. more..

President-elect Barack Obama has asked neurosurgeon and CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to be surgeon general, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

The Washington Post's online service, washingtonpost.com, said Gupta had been offered the job, traditionally the U.S. top spokesman on matters of public health.

Gupta has told Obama administration officials he wants the job and is undergoing final checks, the Post said, citing two sources with knowledge of the situation. The Post and CNN said Gupta has declined comment on the matter.

Gupta had a two-hour meeting with Obama in Chicago in November, the Post said, and later met former Sen. Tom Daschle, who has been tapped to lead the administration's efforts to reform health care as Health and Human Services Secretary.

Obama told Gupta he could be the highest-profile surgeon general in history and would have an expanded role in giving healthcare policy advice, the Post said.

Gupta served in the 1990s as a White House fellow, where he was a special adviser to Hillary Clinton, writing speeches and helping her formulate policies.

In addition to his work at CNN, Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon and professor at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Emory University Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital.

The surgeon general leads the 6,000-member commissioned corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and is the top federal government spokesman on matters of public health.

Surgeon generals in the past have used the office as a bully pulpit to urge Americans to give up smoking, battle AIDS and tackle other healthcare concerns more..

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