Dr. Vivek Murthy has been nominated as Surgeon General of the United States
November 15, 2013; Washington DC: US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) congratulates Dr. Vivek Murthy on his nomination as surgeon general of the United States. The nomination, if confirmed will make Murthy the country’s 19th surgeon general for an office that was established in 1871. A graduate of Yale University, where Murthy earned a medical degree and an MBA, he will be the youngest surgeon general in US history. He will also be the first surgeon general of Indian origin, recognizing the immense contribution of the Indian-American community to health care in the United States. Murthy co-founded VISIONS Worldwide in 1995, a non-profit organization focused on HIV/AIDS education in India and the United States, where he served as President from 1995 to 2000 and Chairman of the Board from 2000 to 2003.
USINPAC Chairman, Sanjay Puri, congratulated Dr. Vivek Murthy and said, “It is a great honor for the Indian-American community and one of the highest appointments for an Indian-American. As a leader in the medical community, he is extremely well qualified to take on the role, and I am looking forward to his confirmation. I would also like to congratulate President Obama for reaching out to the best and brightest to serve in his administration.”