Address from U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy
Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., was confirmed on December 15, 2014 as the 19th U.S. Surgeon General. As America’s Doctor, Dr. Murthy communicates 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 Commissioned Corps, 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.
Seen by many as a proven leader who can use 21st century approaches and technology to modernize the role of Surgeon General, Dr. Murthy is focused on building cross-sector partnerships in communities to address the epidemics of obesity and tobacco-related disease, to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, to improve vaccination rates, and to make prevention and health promotion the backbone of our communities.