U.S Surgeon General Jerome Adams resigns
U.S Surgeon General, Jerome Adams has resigned from his position at the request of President Joe Biden.
Adams, 46, was nominated by former President Donald Trump and sworn into the job in September 2017
Thank you for the opportunity to serve this great nation, as this has been the honor of my life,” wrote Adams
States Surgeon General – and only the second-ever African American male to serve in that role.”
Adams’ resignation came the same day Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took office.
The Biden administration announced its nominee for surgeon general in early December, tapping Vivek Murthy
for the role. He previously served in the position under former President Barack Obama and he’s close adviser to
When his nomination was revealed, Murthy said he never dreamed he’d have the honor to once again serve as
In this moment of crisis, I’m grateful for the opportunity to help end this pandemic, be a voice for science, and
support our nation on its path to rebuilding and healing,” said Murthy.
Murthy’s nomination will still need to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate before he can begin work.
The surgeon general is known as the “nation’s doctor” and provides Americans with the best scientific
information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury, according to the
Health and Human Services website.