|Surgeon General of the United States|
December 18, 2014 – April 21, 2017
|Preceded by||Boris Lushniak (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Sylvia Trent-Adams (acting)|
|Co-Chair of the COVID-19 Advisory Board|
|Assumed office |
January 20, 2021
|Preceded by||Mike Pence|
Vivek Hallegere Murthy
July 10, 1977
Huddersfield, England, UK
Alice Chen (m. 2015)
|Education||Harvard University (BA)|
Yale University (MD, MBA)
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.
On November 9, 2020, President-elect of the United States Joe Biden announced that Murthy would co-chair his COVID-19 Advisory Board, alongside former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner David A. Kessler and Yale public health professor Marcella Nunez-Smith. On December 3, Politico reported that Murthy would return to the role of Surgeon General in the Biden administration.
References[change | change source]
- Clark, Charles S. (December 23, 2014). "Health Service Marks Banner Year Without a Surgeon General". Government Executive. National Journal Group. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
- "Surgeon general dismissed, replaced by Trump administration". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
- "Biden-Harris Transition Announces COVID-19 Advisory Board". President-Elect Joe Biden. 2020-11-09. Retrieved 2020-11-09.
- Alice Miranda Ollstein; Tyler Pager (2020-12-03). "Zients, Murthy tapped to head up Biden's Covid-19 response". Politico. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to Vivek Murthy at Wikimedia Commons
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