Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN and host of the CNN podcast Chasing Life.
Since 2001, Gupta has covered some of the most important health stories in the United States and around the world. On March 9, 2020, Gupta penned an op-ed announcing the network would refer to the novel coronavirus outbreak as a "pandemic," ahead of both the WHO and the CDC. Throughout 2020 into 2021, Gupta reaffirmed his role as a trusted guide to viewers worldwide on navigating between facts and fiction surrounding Covid-19 and the pandemic.
Over the last few years, Gupta has increasingly focused on long-form reporting. He is the host of the CNN Original Series "Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta," which follows Gupta's travels around the world in search of the secret to living longer, healthier and happier. Gupta also stars in the HBO Original Documentary "One Nation Under Stress," which examines why life expectancy is declining in the United States. His enterprise reporting on medical marijuana has led to five documentary films, "Weed," which were awarded the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.
In addition to his work for CNN, Gupta is an associate professor of neurosurgery at Emory University Hospital and associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He serves as a diplomate of the American Board of Neurosurgery. And in 2019, Gupta was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, considered one of the highest honors in the medical field.
Opening General Session
Tuesday, September 20 | 9:00 — 10:30 a.m. MST
World War C: Lessons From the Covid-19 Pandemic and How to Prepare for the Next One
In this presentation, CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers an accessible, data-packed answer to our biggest questions about Covid-19: What have we learned about this pandemic and how can we prepare for—or prevent—the next one? This speech is inspired by his latest book.