US President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate Indian-origin doctor Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy as Surgeon General. Dr. Murthy heads the group that promotes Obama’s pet healthcare project.
If confirmed by the Senate, Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy could become the next US Surgeon General, the youngest in the country’s history to assume the post.
Co-Founder and President of Doctors for America, Murthy is a Hospitalist Attending Physician and Instructor in Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School.
The move has been hailed by the influential Indian – American physician community.