Jonathan David LaPook is the Chief Medical Correspondent for CBS News and is a board-certified physician in internal medicine and gastroenterology. Named the Mebane Professor of Gastroenterology in 2013, he is Professor of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center and has an active medical practice in New York City. He joined CBS News in 2006.
A federal judge in New York has jumped into the simmering debate over measles vaccinations. With cases rising, he barred 50 unvaccinated students from attending a private school for at least three.. CBS News - Published
Hundreds of military veterans are suing 3M, claiming the company knowingly sold defective earplugs. The complaints come after the Department of Justice settled a lawsuit with the company in July. Dr... CBS News - Published
"60 Minutes" followed several patients as they underwent a groundbreaking gene therapy treatment aimed at curing sickle cell anemia. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and patient.. CBS News - Published
A cutting-edge clinical trial made a breakthrough in its effort to cure sickle cell anemia. The painful genetic disease affects about 100,000 Americans every year, mostly African Americans. On "60.. CBS News - Published
Three years ago, the Zika virus caused widespread uncertainty and fear, and the hundreds of children born with the associated birth defects are permanently disabled. CBS News chief medical.. CBS News - Published
Though the Zika virus is no longer the threat it was during the height of the outbreak in 2015-2016, the risk of contracting the disease still exists in certain areas. CBS News chief medical.. CBS News - Published