Vivek Murthy

Vivek Murthy
Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, USPHS.jpg
Murthy in 2015
19th and 21st Surgeon General of the United States
Assumed office
March 25, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyDenise Hinton
Preceded byJerome Adams
In office
December 18, 2014 – April 21, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
DeputySylvia Trent-Adams
Preceded byRegina Benjamin
Succeeded byJerome Adams
Co-Chair of the COVID-19 Advisory Board
In office
November 9, 2020 – January 20, 2021
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Personal details
Vivek Hallegere Murthy

(1977-07-10) July 10, 1977 (age 44)
Huddersfield, England, UK
Political partyDemocratic
(m. 2015)
EducationHarvard University (BA)
Yale University (MD, MBA)
Uniformed service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch U.S. Public Health Service Commissoned Corps
Years of service2014–2017
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Vice Admiral

Vivek Hallegere Murthy (born July 10, 1977) is an American physician and a vice admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who has served as the 19th and 21st surgeon general of the United States under President Obama and President Biden.[1] Murthy is the first surgeon general of Indian descent, and, during his first term as surgeon general, he was the youngest active duty flag officer in federal uniformed service.[2]

Murthy co-chaired President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 Advisory Board from November 2020 to January 2021, alongside former Food and Drug Administration commissioner David A. Kessler and Yale public health professor Marcella Nunez-Smith.[3] On December 7, Biden announced Murthy would return to the role of U.S. surgeon general.[4] The United States Senate confirmed Murthy to the role on March 23, 2021, by a vote of 57–43.[5]

  1. ^ General, Office of the Surgeon (March 25, 2021). "Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA". Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  2. ^ Express Web Desk (December 9, 2020). "Who is Vivek Murthy, the Indian-origin doctor appointed as Surgeon General by Joe Biden". The Indian Express. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  3. ^ "Biden-Harris Transition Announces COVID-19 Advisory Board". President-Elect Joe Biden. November 9, 2020. Archived from the original on November 15, 2020. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  4. ^ Saenz, Arlette; Zeleny, Jeff; Sullivan, Kate (December 7, 2020). "Biden nominates Dr. Vivek Murthy to reprise role as US surgeon general". CNN. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  5. ^ Kelly, Caroline (March 23, 2021). "Senate confirms Dr. Vivek Murthy as US surgeon general". CNN. Retrieved March 24, 2021.

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