November 14th, 2013
06:56 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama to nominate Vivek Hallegere Murthy as Surgeon General

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will nominate Doctors for America co-founder Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy as the next U.S. Surgeon General, the White House announced Thursday.

Murthy will replace Regina Benjamin, who was appointed by Obama in 2009 and left her post last summer.

Murthy is also Hospitalist Attending Physician and Instructor in Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School.

He received a B.A. from Harvard, an M.B.A. from Yale School of Management, and an M.D. from Yale School of Medicine.

Doctors for America says it works in part to ensure that people have access to affordable, high quality health care.

The Surgeon General post focuses heavily on public health and requires Senate confirmation.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. ora pike

    please just stop and resign so someone can come in and clean up your mess(s). Clinton was right when he said Obama did not have any experience and was not qualified to run a grocery store-zero experience. PLEASE RESIGN.

    November 14, 2013 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  2. Thomas

    We don't need a Surgeon General , and we don't need Affordable healthcare .

    We need a real General , one who knows about guns and bombs and keeping us safe .

    November 14, 2013 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  3. The Elephant in the Room

    time to go nuclear

    November 14, 2013 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  4. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    I'm sure the GOP traitors in Congress with play political games with this nomination too.

    November 14, 2013 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  5. Randy, San Francisco

    Should we expect Senators Cruz, Paul, or Graham to block the nomination because of a non-related issue?

    November 14, 2013 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  6. ladies first

    Seriously nothing is impossible at this point. Just reach high the stars are reachable

    November 14, 2013 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  7. S. B. Stein

    I can't wait to hear why the GOP won't support him and block the nomination. It will be some flimsy excuse.

    November 14, 2013 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |