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CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta to Speak at Fall Conference

  • CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta will address the nation’s urban school leaders at the Council of the Great City Schools’ 66th Annual Fall Conference, Oct. 19-23, in Orlando.

    A practicing neurosurgeon, Gupta plays an integral role in CNN's reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN's shows and is the recipient of several Emmy awards for his reporting.

    He is currently the host of the CNN original series "Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta," which follows his 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.

    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. In 2019, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, considered one of the highest honors in the medical field.

    Gupta is the author of four New York Times best-selling books, "Chasing Life" (2007), "Cheating Death" (2009), "Monday Mornings" (2012), and "Keep Sharp: Building a Better Brain" (2020).

    The CNN correspondent will deliver a keynote address under the conference banner “Destination Success, Innovation for a New Era in Public Education” at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando.

    Hosted by Orange County Public Schools, the conference will give big-city school superintendents, board members, senior administrators and college deans of education a forum to discuss issues and share information and best practices to improve teaching and learning.