Obama to nominate Murthy as surgeon general

President Barack Obama will nominate Vivek Hallegere Murthy, MD, as surgeon general, the White House announced.Murthy is co-founder and president of Doctors for America and an attending physician and instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. In 2011, he was appointed to serve as a member of the surgeon general’s advisory group on prevention, health promotion, and integrative and public health, according to a press release. Murthy also is co-founder of VISIONS Worldwide, a nonprofit focused on HIV/AIDS education in India and the United States.

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