Birthday: September 26
Jonathan LaPook, M.D., is the chief medical correspondent for the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY.
Dr. LaPook is a board-certified physician in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He is Professor of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center and has an active medical practice in New York City.
LaPook has done extensive work in the field of medical computing, including helping to develop an electronic textbook of medicine and writing a medical practice management software package that he sold in 1999 to a company that was later acquired by Emdeon Corporation, the parent company of WebMD. He is a widely published author and is a member of several professional organizations.
Born in Mineola, N.Y., LaPook graduated with honors from Yale University and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, receiving his M.D. in 1980. He completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. LaPook lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.