Sanjay Gupta: You Could Be The Next Surgeon General (And The First Asian American One)

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

On my way home last night I ended up catching the news about Sanjay Gupta who was approached by President-elect Obama about becoming the country's next Surgeon General and from what everyone said - he would be the youngest Surgeon General to take the position, and according to he would also be the first Asian American appointed to the position.

Here's a little more on Sanjay Gupta from Wikipedia:

Sanjay Gupta (born October 23, 1969) is an Indian-American physician and a contributing CNN chief health correspondent based in Atlanta, Georgia. An assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine and associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, he is also a frequent guest on the news program Anderson Cooper 360°. "Charity Hospital" won a 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast. From 1997 to 1998, he served as one of fifteen White House Fellows, primarily as an advisor to Hillary Clinton. Gupta currently publishes a column in TIME magazine. He is also host of House Call with Dr Sanjay Gupta. His book Chasing Life was a New York Times and National bestseller.