Gupta Won't Be Surgeon General

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2009 4:37 PM CST
Gupta Won't Be Surgeon General
In this 2007 file photo, Dr. Sanjay Gupta attends a screening of the environmental documentary "Planet in Peril," in New York.   (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, File)

Sanjay Gupta is sticking with CNN and brain surgery. Gupta has withdrawn his name from contention to be the next surgeon general, the network reports. Gupta apparently had reservations over a big pay cut and the idea of reporting to more than one boss, notes Fox News. Gupta will discuss it on Larry King Live tonight. Obama caused a stir when he approached the celebrity doctor about the post. No obvious contenders are in the wings, at least publicly.
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