United States Surgeon General
Vice Admiral Dr. Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, has served as United States Surgeon General since December 2014. As America’s Doctor, is responsible for communicating the best available scientific information to the public regarding ways to improve personal health and the health of the nation. He also oversees the operations of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, comprised of approximately 6,700 uniformed health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, protect, and advance the health and safety of our nation. Dr. Murthy has two decades of experience and perspective improving health in communities across the country and around the world. He co-founded VISIONS, an HIV/AIDS education program in India and the United States, which he led for eight years. As a research scientist, Dr. Murthy has conducted laboratory research on vaccine development and studied the participation of women and minorities in clinical trials. Dr. Murthy has also served as the president of Doctors for America, a non-profit organization that works with patients and policymakers to build a high quality, affordable health system for all. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard, and his MD and MBA degrees from Yale. Dr. Murthy completed his residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he later joined the faculty as an internal medicine physician and instructor.