Dr. Sanjay Gupta is one of the most famous neurosurgeon who also hosts health program, appears in TV shows and wrote multiple books. He is also among the top 15 highest paid doctors in the world with a worth of Rs 4.5 million.
He is a medical reporter, wrote novels and even worked as an executive producer for a TV serial based on his novel. This is a brief biography discussing the life of Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Sanjay Gupta was born on 23rd October 1969 in the family of migrants from Pakistan & India. His father Damyanti Gupta was from Indian city of Rohtak while her mother Subhash was from Tharu Shah, Pakistan but migrated to India after 1947 partition. His parents worked as engineers for Ford and her mother was the first female who worked as an engineer in USA.
Sanjay Gupta completed his schooling from Novi High School and then graduated in biomedical sciences from University of Michigan. Later he completed his M.D degree from University of Michigan Medical School.
During his studies he also served as the president of Indian American Students Association (IASA). In 1997 he was also selected for fellowship in White House where he worked as an Advisor for Hillary Clinton.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta also serves as the Associate Chief of neurosurgery in Grady Memorial Hospital and as a assistant professor in Emory University School of Medicine.
Career in Journalism:
Dr. Sanjay Gupta started working as a medical reporter for CNN in 2001 but came into highlight after his visit to Iraq to cover medical aspects of the American war in Iraq. During his visit of Iraq he performed surgery of a US soldier making him famous all around USA.
Currently he hosts medical affairs program House Call with dr. Sanjay Gupta, he also appears frequently on American Morning.
Best Selling Books of Dr. Sanjay:
He also wrote several books which became bestsellers such as Chasing Life, Cheating Death and Monday Mornings.
Salary & Net Worth:
It was his work as a surgeon, medical reporter, writer and producer that made him among the top 15 richest doctors in the world. His salary for each post is not known but according to reports his net worth is at least $4.5 million.
In 2004 he married Rebecca Olson in a traditional Hindu marriage ceremony. He is father of three daughters with whom he lives in Atlanta.
In 2014 he along with mother and whole family travelled back to Pakistan & India for a documentary ‘Finding your roots’.