Dr. Sanjay Gupta Withdraws from Surgeon General Consideration
Dr. Sanjay Gupta has withdrawn from consideration as U.S. surgeon general, CNN reports:
"The neurosurgeon made that decision 'in order to continue devoting time to his medical career and of course his work at CNN,' Klein said. Sources said in January that Gupta met then-President-elect Obama in Chicago, Illinois, in November to discuss the post. Gupta has declined comment. The transition team was impressed with the combination of Gupta's past government experience, as a White House fellow in 1997 and a special adviser to then-first lady Hillary Clinton, along with his medical career as a neurosurgeon and his communication skills, the transition source said."