The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as the next U.S. Surgeon General. President Barack Obama nominated Dr. Murthy more than a year ago. As a physician, Dr. Murthy expressed a desire for the nation to implement solutions to reduce gun injuries and deaths, a stance in line with many medical associations as well as most Asian Americans.
Dr. Murthy graduated from Harvard and Yale. He has worked for two decades as a public health leader, physician, educator, researcher, healthcare entrepreneur, and prevention expert. (end)