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Chief Medical Correspondent for CBS News

Dr. LaPook is the chief medical correspondent for CBS News, where he contributes to all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. Since joining CBS News in 2006, he has done more than 1,000 reports. He is also Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine, an internist and gastroenterologist at NYU Langone Health, and the executive director of the NYU Langone Empathy Project, which seeks to promote a culture of empathy in medicine. 

Dr. LaPook has won three Emmy awards (2012, 2013, 2019), a New York Press Club Award for Journalism (2015), a Gracie Award in the News Feature Series category from the Alliance for Women in Media (2018), two Edward R. Murrow Awards for “Best Broadcast” (2007 and 2013). He was recognized in the Webby Awards (2010), and was named a George Foster Peabody Award finalist (2018).

Dr. LaPook graduated with honors from Yale University, received his M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Gastroenterology and Medical Informatics at Presbyterian Hospital, New York City.

Photo credit: CBS News/John Filo


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