Sylvia Trent-Adams

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Sylvia Trent-Adams
Sylvia Trent-Adams Official Portrait.jpg
Surgeon General of the United States
Acting
In office
April 21, 2017 – September 5, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byVivek Murthy
Succeeded byJerome Adams
Personal details
Alma materHampton University (B.S.N.)
University of Maryland, Baltimore (M.S.), (Ph.D.)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service USPHS Commissioned Corps
Years of service1992–present
RankUSPHSCC O8 infobox.svg Rear admiral

Sylvia Trent-Adams (born circa 1965) is a rear admiral in the USPHS. She was the acting Surgeon General of the United States from April 21, 2017 through September 5, 2017.[1]

As surgeon general, she directs the operations of the USPHS Commissioned Corps and communicates scientific information to advance the health of the nation. Previously, she was the deputy surgeon general. She has served as the chief nurse officer of the USPHS, since November 2013.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Surgeon general dismissed, replaced by Trump administration". USA Today. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  2. (OSG), Office of the Surgeon General. "Biography of the Deputy Surgeon General". www.surgeongeneral.gov. Retrieved 2017-02-28.