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Posted on Tue, Mar 13, 2012 : 7:33 a.m.

Sanjay Gupta: Neurosurgeon, TV star, U-M graduate, author

By Cindy Heflin

He’s a practicing neurosurgeon; he’s a television star; he’s a husband and father, and now, he’s an author.


Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta, well known as chief medical correspondent for CNN, has penned his first novel, “Monday Mornings,” on sale Tuesday, USA Today reported. TNT is already at work on a pilot program based on the novel, the newspaper reported.

Gupta, a University of Michigan alumnus will be the speaker at the school’s spring commencement ceremonies April 28, the university announced Monday. Gupta earned his medical degree at U-M in 1993 and completed his neurosurgery residency in 2000 at the U-M Health System.

The novel is a "'peek behind the curtain’ at what really happens in a hospital,” Gupta told USA Today.