Sanjay Gupta will be speaking at the 2009-2010 Bunker Hill Community College "Compelling Conversations" speaker series on 10/27.
"Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent, author and neurosurgeon, will open the 2009-2010 Bunker Hill Community College "Compelling Conversations" speaker series. Gupta will speak at 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 27, 2009, in the A300 auditorium. A leader in the national dialogue on healthcare, Dr. Gupta contributes frequent stories to the CNN television shows "American Morning" and "House Call with Sanjay Gupta." Based in Atlanta, GA, he teaches medicine at Emory University, writes a column for Time magazine and produces "Paging Dr. Gupta," a weekly podcast on health issues. Dr. Gupta grew up in Michigan, where his parents were engineers in the automobile industry. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. In 1997, he won a White House Fellowship and worked for then-First Lady Hillary Clinton. "
Surgeons crowded around the 23-year-old driver who had been rushed into the University of Michigan hospital with head and chest injuries from a vicious automobile accident.
They scrambled to stop the bleeding. They tried to relieve pressure in the young man's brain. There was a flurry of movement, until his heart stopped.
And then it was over.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN, recalls the incident in his new book, "Cheating Death: The Doctors and Medical Miracles That Are Saving Lives Against All Odds" (Wellness Central).
Gupta was a third-year medical student at the hospital when the victim was brought in, treated and then suddenly pronounced dead.