An interview with Sanjay Gupta about what influenced him to get into the healthcare profession, how traveling the world covering healthcare changed his life, how we can combat the loneliness epidemic, his predictions for the future of healthcare and his best career advice.
Welcome to the 45th episode of 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel. As your host, my goal is to curate the best advice from the world’s smartest and most interesting people by asking them just 5 questions.
This episodes guest:
My guest today is neurosurgeon and Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN, Sanjay Gupta. Born in Novi, Michigan, Sanjay earned his degree in biomedical sciences at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency in neurological surgery in the University of Michigan Health System. Today, Sanjay is an Emory Healthcare general neurosurgeon at Grady Memorial Hospital. Parallel to his medical career, he is a multiple Emmy-award winning correspondent for CNN and is the host of “Vital Signs”, where he travels the world to examine the most important medical stories like the future of food. Throughout his career, he’s famously covered the medical aspects of the Iraq war, the medical benefits of marijuana and social media’s impact on teens’ mental health. In this podcast, Sanjay talks about his career in the medical field, the future of our health and how we can overcome loneliness.
The 5 questions questions I ask in this episode:
- What were your childhood influences that inspired you to go into healthcare and media as an adult?
- How has traveling the world covering the biggest health topics of our time changed how you live your life?
- We have a loneliness epidemic that is affected about half of American adults. What can we do to make people feel less lonely?
- What are you most hopeful for, and most concerned about, when it comes to the future of our health?
- What is your best piece of career advice?
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