January 15, 2015

CNN's chief medical correspondent visits campus

President Richard Hart (right) shares his thoughts on wholeness and health with Sanjay Gupta, MD.

Sanjay Gupta, MD, chief medical correspondent for CNN, visited Loma Linda University Health on Jan. 14. During Gupta’s visit, Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, president, Loma Linda University Health, shared with Gupta his thoughts about wholeness and how living a whole life contributes to healthy aging and longevity.

The interview took place under a crystal blue sky in front of the “This is the Very Place” sculpture, which commemorates the moment when Ellen White, the institution’s founder, first visited Loma Linda and recognized that she had seen this very setting in a vision several years before. She had selected Loma Linda for a daring new type of health care institution and professional training center, in direct contrast to the practices of the day.

Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news. While on campus he also interviewed Gary E. Fraser, MD, PhD, principal investigator, Adventist Health Study and Ellsworth Wareham, MD, who practiced cardiothoracic surgery until he was 95 years old. Wareham, who graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1942, just celebrated his 100th birthday.