Dr. Gupta Bows Out

Looks like Sanjay Gupta is staying on CNN, after all: The medical correspondent has taken his name out of the running for surgeon general. CNN reports he’s “opting to devote time to his reporting and his medical career.” Gupta’s lack of experience or training in public health and history of industry ties had been called into question after his name first surfaced as Obama’s top choice for the Cabinet post. The doctor is discussing his decision tonight on Larry King. So who will be surgeon general? A petition is circulating on behalf of Medscape General Medicine editor George Lundberg, M.D.