Indian-American Dr. Vivek Murthy takes oath as US Surgeon General [ Current Affairs ]


Indian-American Dr. Vivek Murthy was sworn-in as the US Surgeon General and he was administered oath by US Vice President Joe Biden at a ceremony held at Fort Myer in Virginia. He is nominated by US President and confirmed by a majority vote of the Senate and has term of four-years.

  1. He succeeded Boris D. Lushniak who had served as Surgeon General from 2013 to December 2014.
  2. 19th US Surgeon General and youngest-ever, Vivek Murthy to become in- charge of the country’s public health. It is the highest ranking Indian-American in the Obama Administration.
  3. Vivek Murthy was born onJuly 10, 1977 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom.
  4. Vivek Murthy completed graduation (BA) from Harvard University, an MBA from Yale School of Management, and an MD from Yale School of Medicine.
  5. Earlier, Murthy is appointment as physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a Hospitalist Attending Physician and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
  6. Vivek founded Doctors for America, a group of 15,000 physicians and medical students supporting comprehensive health reforms of US President Barack Obama in 2009.

- Published on: April 27, 2015