November 19, 2013
Vivek Hallegere Murthy Nominated for U.S. Surgeon General
President Obama has nominated Vivek Hallegere Murthy, MD, for surgeon general at the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a White House statement. He is co-founder and president of Doctors for America, as well as an attending physician and instructor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Previously, Murthy co-founded VISIONS Worldwide, a nonprofit group focused on HIV/AIDS education in India and the United States. He served as president, then as chairman.
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