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.
A renowned physician, research scientist, entrepreneur, mango aficionado, and author of the bestselling book Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, Dr. Murthy is today among the most trusted voices in America on matters of public health.
Dr. Vivek H. Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States from 2014 to 2017. He is the author of upcoming book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World. Dr. Vivek H. Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States from 2014 to 2017.
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In December 2014, Dr. Vivek Murthy was named as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States. On April 22, 2015, he took an oath on the Bhagavad Gita (a holy scripture of the Hindus) as the 19th Surgeon General of the USA. He was the youngest and first Indian-American surgeon general in America to be appointed for this post.
Dr. Vivek H. Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States from December 15, 2014 to April 21, 2017 and was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 23, 2021 as the 21st Surgeon General of the United States.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy - National Council for Mental Wellbeing Home / Leadership & Experts Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Vice Admiral (VADM) Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., was nominated by President Barack Obama in November 2013 and confirmed on December 15, 2014 as the 19th United States Surgeon General.
After just over two years in his post as Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy was dismissed by incoming President Donald Trump. Vivek H. Murthy, M.D. ’03, M.B.A. ’03, who as U.S. Surgeon General advocated a “healthier and more compassionate America,” was dismissed on April 21.
Meanwhile, on Feb. 16, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy announced via Twitter that his 4-year-old daughter had tested positive for COVID-19 and was resting at home. "She's had a fever and sore...
Dr. Vivek H. Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States from December 15, 2014 to April 21, 2017. As America’s Doctor, he called the nation’s attention to critical public health issues including the opioid epidemic, e-cigarettes, and emotional health and wellbeing.