Quick Facts Sanjay Gupta

  • NameSanjay Gupta
  • FatherSubhash Gupta
  • MotherDamyanti Gupta
  • NationalityAmerican
  • ReligionHindu
  • EthnicityWhite Ethnicity
  • ProfessionNeurosurgery
  • Working ForCNN
  • Net Worth$4.5 million dollars
  • Eye ColorBlack
  • Hair ColorBlack
  • Face ColorWhite
  • Famous ForJournalist
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toRebecca Olson Gupta
  • ChildrenSaga Alya Gupta,Sky Anjahai Gupta,Solieil Asha Gupta
  • EducationUniversity of Michigan
  • AwardsEmmy Award
  • TV ShowPlanet in Peril

Introduction and Education

Sanjay Gupta is an Indian American born on October 23 1969 who spent his childhood in Novi, Michigan in Oakland Country in Metro Detroit. He is a known neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery. He was born to Subhash Pryanka and Damayanti Gupta. His older brother name is Yogesh. His younger brother moved to Michigan from India to work as an engineer for Ford Motor Company. Gupta studied at Novi High School and was graduated from there. He then attended university of Michigan holding Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences. In 1993 he received his M.D. from University of Michigan Medical School. 

Career as a neurosurgeon

 He works at Grady Memorial Hospital as an Emory Healthcare general neurosurgeon. He also have worked on 3-D image guided operations, spine and trauma. He also have published articles on brain tumors, percutaneous pedicle screw placement and spinal cord abnormalities. A 12 year old earthquake victim was in need of neurosurgeon then Gupta got a call from Carl Vinson who is an aircraft carrier.

With the help of Henri Ford and two U.S. Navy doctors, they removed piece of concrete from the girl’s skull during operation which was performed abroad the Vinson. He went to Iraq in 2003 for collecting medical aspects of 2003 invasion of Iraq. When he was in Iraq he there performed emergency surgeries on US soldiers as well as Iraqi civilians. Jesus Vidana, a Marine, was the victim of severe head injury operation was done by Gupta as he was asked by the Marines for his assistance. After the operation Vidana survived and was sent for rehabilitation in U.S. People Magazine in 2003 was named as the sexiest men.

As a Reporter

He also guest hosted CBS News Sunday Morning program on October 14 2007. Covering White House Health Summit he also hosted AC360 in February 2009. In October 2009 he guest hosted Larry King Live. With Cooper he covered the earthquake in Haiti for CNN in January 2010. He was also seen in the Late Late show with Craig Ferguson, Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Show with David Letterman, real Time with Bill Maher and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In January 2010 he was referred as CNN’s hero by Winfrey. CNN announced that President Barack Obama considered him for the position of Surgeon General on January 6 2009.

Personal Life and Other Facts

He worked as an orientation leader for freshman orientation program as an undergraduate. He is also one of the member of men’s Glee Club. He is the president of Indian American Students Association. The association is the second largest organization at the university. Followed by a fellowship at Semmes Murphy Clinic in 2000 he completed his residency in neurological surgery.Gupta is a happily married man. He got married to Rebecca Olson who as a profession is a family law attorney. The couple got married in 2004. They lives in Atlanta. The couple is blessed with three beautiful daughters.Gupta was honored as Doctor of Humane Letters degree on April 28 2012 for his accomplishments in medical field. His net worth is estimated to be $4.5 million. He is of Indian American ethnic background. He stands 5 feet 8 inch tall.

He got married to Rebecca Olson who as a profession is a family law attorney. The couple got married in 2004. They live in Atlanta. The couple is blessed with three beautiful daughters. Gupta was honored as Doctor of Humane Letters’ degree on April 28 2012 for his accomplishments in the medical field.