Seven Republicans – Bill Cassidy (La.), Susan Collins (Maine), Roger Marshall (Kan.), Susan Murkowski (Alaska), Rob Portman (Ohio), Mitt Romney (Utah), and Dan Sullivan (Alaska) – joined all the Democrats and independents in the 57-43approving Dr. Murthy’s nomination.
Dr. Murthy, 43, previously served as the 19th Surgeon General, from December 2014 to April 2017, when he was asked to step down by President Donald J. Trump.
Surgeons General serve 4-year terms.
During his first tenure, Dr. Murthy issued the first-ever Surgeon General’s report on theand issued a to doctors to help battle the crisis.
When Dr. Murthyby President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. in December, he was acting as cochair of the incoming administration’s COVID-19 transition advisory board.
Early in 2020, before the COVID-19hit, Dr. Murthy : “Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World”.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard and his MD and MBA degrees from Yale. He completed his internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he also served as a hospitalist, and later joined Harvard Medical School as a faculty member in internal medicine.
He is married to Alice Chen, MD. The couple have two children.
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