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President Trump Nominates Hoosier As Surgeon General

Dr. Jerome Adams will replace Dr. Vivek Murthy, who was fired by President Trump in April.

WASHINGTON, D.C -- Your state health commissioner has been nominated by President Donald Trump to help direct health policy across the nation.

Dr. Jerome Adams has been nominated by the President as the next Surgeon General of the United States. In January, Adams was re-appointed by Governor Holcomb as State Health Commissioner; he served four years under former governor, now vice-president Mike Pence.

As President-elect, Trump met with Dr. Adams in November 2016 to discuss improving doctor-patient relationships with Obamacare and ideas for improved health care policies. At the time, Trump said that Adams was being considered for a position in the Trump-Pence administration.

Dr. Adams earned a B.S. in biochemistry and a B.A. in biopsychology at the University of Maryland, according to the Indiana State Department of Health website. He earned his Medical Doctorate at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and his Masters of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.

If Adams is confirmed by Congress, he will serve a four-year term in the Trump Administration.

Adams would replace Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General. Murthy, appointment of former President Barack Obama, was fired by President Trump in April


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