January 18th, 2010
10:15 AM ET

Photo gallery: Dr. Gupta operates on 12 year-old

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta is on board the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson assisting in the care of a 12-year-old girl rescued from rubble with a serious head injury. The military sought Dr. Gupta's help, and he was taken to the ship by helicopter. He served as lead neurosurgeon, with assistance from two general surgeons. CNN has been told that the girl's condition is stable; she will be transferred to the USNS Comfort, and remain there until her family is found. Tune in tonight at 11pm EST for an update from Dr. Gupta.

Filed under: Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Haiti Earthquake
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. LBHartley

    Dr. Gupta. You are a wonderful man with a huge heart. To me you are the epitomy of what a doctor is and should be. Thanks for what you are doing. Please take care of yourself. We all love you and support your caring that you show us by example.

    The US has turned away a group from Indianapolis Firefighters who could have helped. They had all of their own supplies to sustain themselves. They were search and rescue. I am sadly disappointed.

    January 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm |
  2. Kathy, Andover

    There it is, the proof that Sanjay is a Doc first. And I'm sure this is much more gratifying than being a Surgeon General.

    January 18, 2010 at 3:13 pm |
  3. Larry Falconbury

    I just want to comend Dr. Gupta on his devotion to his reporting and concern for those in need. He is remarkable for staying put and helping out in Haiti when all other Doctors left the tent hospital at night because they feared for their safety. I stand in awe of him.

    January 18, 2010 at 3:12 pm |
  4. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    This tragedy has brought out the absolute BEST in all of the CNN personnel. From the sensitive and respectful reporting to the hands on life saving.....The on air reunions of people..... I'm a long time loyal viewer who is very proud of the work that all of you are doing! CNN= Compassionate News Network!

    January 18, 2010 at 2:35 pm |
  5. Miles Barre

    The Oval Office really missed the boat by not appointing Dr. Gupta U.S.Surgeon General or Director of FEMA

    January 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm |
  6. Lisa

    Dr. Gupta rocks! He is an example we all need to follow wherever we are: put others first....Thanks AC & staff for keeping us informed.

    January 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm |
  7. sara

    Good work, please get helicopters with food, water, medicines..., people to help in Jacmel which is in a terrible condition, it was more the epicentre of the earthquake

    January 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm |
  8. Nikki

    Thank God Sanjay Gupta is around to cover this story as more than just a reporter.

    January 18, 2010 at 12:10 pm |
  9. Migueline

    I dont have enough words or there'snt enough words rather to explain the gratitude and the confort i feell when i see both doctor Gupta and Anderson cooper puting all they heart and soul into helping finding the missing persons,as for DR Gupta i 'll for ever be greatful for the fact that you stayed with the injured when all the others thougth otherwise, but with you not even a second thougths went into your mind. Once again thanks.

    January 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
  10. Jeffrey Robinson

    Dr. Gupta is showing us the meaning of compassion and bravery...I was so proud to watch him stay with those patients when all the other medics left, he deserves a page in history for his heroic acts while covering this story!

    January 18, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
  11. Rod

    Thanks to Doctor Gupta, his medical skills are greatly needed in Haiti!

    January 18, 2010 at 11:50 am |
  12. Maria H-Miami

    To me Dr. Gupta is the perfect recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize and I sure hope someone nominates him. He is an example of a true Humanitarian, he doesn't talk it, he acts on it and one of his best qualities is that he is humble, we can all learn from him. I hope CNN thanks him.

    January 18, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  13. Elsie Douge

    As a Haitian American, it is a privilege to watch Anderson Coooer and Dr. Sanjay Gupta every day and night, not only covering the news and keeping them honest, but also delivering their services with heart and soul to the plight of the victims in Haiti. On behalf of my Haitian family, friends and myself, I wish to convey our deepest appreciation and heartfelt gratitude for the selfless dedication and outstanding professionalism in the delivery of your journalistic endeavors. Please remember that you continue to make a positive difference on the lives of all Haitians and citizens of the world alike. Both of you deserve to be congratulated for your exemplary accomplishments thrughout this Haitian cirisis. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

    January 18, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  14. Jeannie

    What can one say about Dr Gupta except that his efforts are no less than AWE INSPIRING

    January 18, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  15. StevieC

    Great job by a remarkable person. Dr. Gupta is a shining example of the compassion and humanity required in such a crisis. When he said he was a Doctor first and a journalist second, you knew he had his priorities right. Keep up the great work Doc!

    January 18, 2010 at 11:30 am |
  16. Sue

    I have been in awe and greatful for the wonderful work Dr. Gupta has done in Haiti. He certainly should be recongnized for the many miracles he has performed under the worst of conditions. Stay safe and take care Dr. Gupta and the CNN staffers!

    January 18, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  17. Rosie Andre

    I am very appreciative of all the help that Haiti is receiving. While most of my relatives are unnaccounted for, the ones that have contacted me are in desperate need. Apparently, aid has not yet arrived in Carrefour Feulle, Port-Au-Prince.

    January 18, 2010 at 11:18 am |
  18. Isabel - Brazil.

    God bless you for these magnificent job!

    January 18, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  19. rosa

    I"m so happy that out of all this tragedy, something good is coming out.. thanks for the good news.. keep sake Anderson and Dr, Gupta

    January 18, 2010 at 11:11 am |
  20. Thierry Despeignes

    God Bless this great man, Dr. Sanjay Gupta he is my hero

    January 18, 2010 at 11:10 am |
  21. Shirley

    God Bless All of You..praying for all of yall n the ppl of Haiti

    January 18, 2010 at 11:08 am |
  22. Ken Muscroft

    We have been following your excellent coverage on the earthquake in Haiti. One story that really stands out is that of Dr. Sanjay Gupta performing head surgery on that small child, as reported by Kyra this morning. This is one of the many stories, of the remarkable work that he is doing for the people in Haiti. If anyone deserves an award his name should be on the top of the list. Truly – a remarkable man.

    January 18, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  23. Cindy

    KUDOS to Sanjay and all of the great work that he is doing on camera and off. Thank God he is there and can actually do something to save these peoples lives! He's definitely the hardest working one there and deserves more credit than most!

    Thanks for all you are doing Sanjay!!


    January 18, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  24. alex lyrics

    GOD BLESS DR.Gupta, and God save and help the people of Haiti.

    The lords prayer is needed now all day every day.

    January 18, 2010 at 10:42 am |