sanjay gupta withdraws from surgeon general search

Ah. It appears that he'll still just be known as Dr. Sanjay, and not Surgeon General Sanjay. President Obama's high-profile pick for Surgeon General, CNN correspondent and neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta, took himself out of the running this week: Gupta withdraws from surgeon general search.

The surgeon general is the nation's doctor, and while the job doesn't involve much policymaking responsibility, it's a bully pulpit for promoting improvements in public health. Gupta apparently wants to focus on his medical career and spend more time with his family. It's too bad. He definitely would've added a coolness factor to the position.

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