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Gupta Out; Doesn’t Want to Stop Performing Brain Surgery by charlottegee
March 6, 2009, 9:23 am
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ac_guptaCNN’s Sanjay Gupta is officially out of the running for the Surgeon General position, as of last night. From the Washington Post:

Speaking on “Larry King Live” hours after news of his decision broke, Gupta said he did not want to stop performing brain surgery, leave his television career or spend extended time away from his family….

He said the surgeon general “has to have a little bit of a higher profile. Whoever takes this job has to be out there really advocating the issues of public health. At no time is it probably more important than right now, as we’re dealing with health-care reform. These issues really go hand in hand.” …

An administration official said last night that Gupta “was under serious consideration for the job of surgeon general. He has removed himself from consideration to focus more on his medical career and his family.”

Gupta, who was once named one of the “sexiest men alive” by People magazine, was never officially named to the post and continued to report for CNN. Sources said the medical journalist told CNN executives that he wanted to devote more time to his medical practice and to his duties at the network.

Posted by CharlotteGee

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