WH: Pfeiffer back at work after health scare
September 14th, 2013
02:17 PM ET
11 months ago

WH: Pfeiffer back at work after health scare

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A White House spokeswoman confirmed Saturday that Dan Pfeiffer, President Obama's longtime adviser, is back at work after he was hospitalized last week for "stroke-like symptoms."

"We are happy and relieved to have Dan back at work full time," Amy Brundage told CNN.


Pfeiffer, 37, was taken to George Washington University Hospital on September 4, discharged, then readmitted after feeling ill again the next morning, according to a report in the New York Times. Doctors determined Pfeiffer suffers from hypertension.

"He's feeling better, listening to his doctors and focused on helping implement the president's very full domestic and foreign policy agenda," Brundage added.

One of the only remaining holdovers from the early days of Obama’s first campaign for the nation's highest office, Pfeiffer has not commented on his health scare and whether it will impact his future within the administration. All indications thus far point to Pfeiffer remaining at the helm for the president; he briefed Denis McDonough to help ready the chief of staff for appearances on last Sunday's morning talk shows after being released from the hospital September 7th.


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  1. Gurgyl

    Become a vegetarian, eat veggies, fruits, quit meat totally. Drink water than coke etc. drink oj etc. exercise.

    September 14, 2013 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  2. Dave

    Stroke-like symptoms...hmmmmm...now what else might that be?

    September 14, 2013 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  3. Chris Haney

    "All indications thus far point to Pfeiffer remaining at the helm for the president; he briefed Denis McDonough to help ready the chief of staff for appearances on last Sunday's morning talk shows after being released from the hospital September 7th." – and we wonder why our children can't write properly. 5th grade grammar question – who was released from the hospital – Pfeiffer or McDonough?

    September 15, 2013 09:00 am at 9:00 am |