|19th Surgeon General of the United States|
December 18, 2014 – April 21, 2017
|Preceded by||Boris Lushniak (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Sylvia Trent-Adams (acting)|
Vivek Hallegere Murthy
July 10, 1977
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
|Height||6 ft (183 cm)|
Alice Chen (m. 2015)
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Branch/service||U.S. Public Health Service|
|Years of service||2014–present|
|Unit||USPHS Commissioned Corps|
Murthy, founder of nonprofit Doctors for Obama, replaced Boris Lushniak, who had been Acting Surgeon General since 2013. Murthy was the first Surgeon General of Indian descent and was the youngest active duty flag officer in federal uniformed service.
References[change | change source]
- By personal statement on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0ft3Ank6mw
- Clark, Charles S. (December 23, 2014). "Health Service Marks Banner Year Without a Surgeon General". Government Executive (National Journal Group). http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/12/health-service-marks-banner-year-without-surgeon-general/101940/. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
- "Surgeon general dismissed, replaced by Trump administration". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to Vivek Murthy at Wikimedia Commons
| Surgeon General of the United States