CNN's medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta treats injured baby on camera in Haiti
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta's is not only a correspondent for CNN but a practicing doctor. The Show Tracker blog writes on a news segment from Haiti that included his examination of an infant.
Among the scores of journalists who have descended upon Haiti in the last two days, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta brought with him a unique skill set. As the associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Gupta regularly performs surgeries at Emory University and Grady hospitals. As he headed to Haiti on Wednesday, Gupta tweeted that he did not plan to set aside his role as a doctor, even though he was going into the field as a journalist.
“Many have asked: of course, if needed, I will help people with my neurosurgical skills. Yes, I am a reporter, but a doctor first,” he wrote on Twitter.
He quickly donned that hat. In a four-minute video that was the lead item on CNN.com this afternoon, Gupta examined a 15-day-old baby with a head injury whose mother had died in the quake. After placing the child on a wooden plank serving as a makeshift exam table, Gupta gently probed the baby’s skull for signs of a fracture. He concluded that she didn’t appear to have a fracture, and then he and a producer wrapped the infant’s head in gauze.