Dr. Jonathan LaPook is The Mebane Professor of Gastroenterology at the NYU School of Medicine and a gastroenterologist at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Dr. LaPook is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and has an active clinical practice.
In the area of teaching, Dr. LaPook is particularly interested in weaving media and the arts into the medical training curriculum, with the goal of improving the interaction of health professionals and patients. He has also done extensive work in the field of medical computing, including helping to develop an electronic textbook of medicine.
Dr. LaPook is the chief medical correspondent for “The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.” Since 2006, he has done more than 500 segments for CBS News, including pieces for “CBS This Morning” and “Sunday Morning.” He has reported from Haiti on the effects of the 2010 earthquake, interviewed President Obama in the White House about healthcare reform, and covered a wide range of medical news stories. He won an Emmy for his coverage in 2012 of the national shortage of drugs, including cancer medications for children.
Born in Mineola, New York, Dr. LaPook graduated with honors from Yale University and received his MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Gastroenterology and medical informatics at Presbyterian Hospital, New York City.