Jerome Adams

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Jerome Adams
20th Surgeon General of the United States
In office
September 5, 2017 – January 20, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
DeputyErica Schwartz
Preceded byVivek Murthy
Succeeded byVivek Murthy
Health Commissioner of Indiana
In office
October 22, 2014 – September 5, 2017
GovernorMike Pence
Eric Holcomb
Preceded byWilliam VanNess[1]
Succeeded byKristina Box[2]
Personal details
Born (1974-09-22) September 22, 1974 (age 49)
Mechanicsville, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Lacey Adams
EducationUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County (BA, BS)
Indiana University, Indianapolis (MD)
University of California, Berkeley (MPH)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service PHS Commissioned Corps
Years of service2017–present
Rank Vice admiral

Jerome Michael Adams[3] (born September 22, 1974) is an American anesthesiologist. He was the 20th Surgeon General of the United States from September 2017 to January 2021.

Before assuming his current role, he served as the Indiana State Health Commissioner from 2014 to 2017. On June 29, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Adams to become Surgeon General of the United States.[4][5] Adams was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 3, 2017.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pence names Adams Indiana's health commissioner". Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  2. "Indiana Names OB-GYN To Fill Vacated Health Commissioner Seat". September 18, 2017. Retrieved 2019-06-10.
  3. "Nominee Report | U.S. Office of Government Ethics" (PDF). Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  4. "Jerome Adams nominated as new U.S. surgeon general". STAT. 2017-06-29. Retrieved 2017-06-29.
  5. "President Trump nominates Indiana Health Commissioner Jerome Adams for U.S. Surgeon General". Fox 59. 2017-06-29. Retrieved 2017-06-29.
  6. Scutti, Susan (August 4, 2017). "Dr. Jerome Adams confirmed as surgeon general". CNN. Retrieved 4 August 2017.

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