March 4, 2021
AHA expresses support for the nomination of Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A. as the Surgeon General of the United States for the second time. Dr. Murthy is a well-respected internal medicine specialist with decades of public health experience. As the U.S. Surgeon General from 2014 to 2017, Dr. Murthy demonstrated strong public health expertise, including helping to lead the response to Ebola, Zika and the opioid crisis. He is a trusted voice and will be a valuable communicator with the American people.