Vivek Murthy is a well-known physician and former vice admiral in the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service in the United States. Vivek worked as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States. Murthy was the first Surgeon General who belonged to Indian descent. On 9th November 2020, Newly elected US President Joe Biden announced that Murthy will be on the committee on the advisory board of COVID-19.
Vivek was born on 10th July, 1977. He was born in the beautiful city Huddersfield, England. Leo is his zodiac sign. His parents were immigrants from Karnataka , India. His father’s name is Lakshmi Narasimha Murthy. His mother’s name is Maithreya Murthy and Rashmi Murthy is his sister’s name. The family of Murthy moved to Miami when he was three years old. Vivek is residing in Washington D.C with his family. He is 6 feet tall with dark brown eyes.
Quick Facts and Information about Vivek Murthy
|Full name||Vivek Hallegere Murthy|
|Date of birth||July 10, 1977|
|Age||43 years old|
|Birth Place||Huddersfield, England|
|Home town||Miami, Florida|
|Residing town||Washington D.C|
|Education||Palmetto Senior High School/ Harvard University/Yale University|
|Marital Status||Married (Dr. Alice Chen|
|Social Media||Facebook/ Instagram/ Twitter|
|Net Worth||Not Available|
Vivek Murthy Education
In Miami, Murthy was brought up and finished his early schooling. In 1994, he graduated as a valedictorian from Palmetto Senior High School, which is located in Miami. Murthy studied at the University of Harvard. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemical Sciences in 1997. Murthy received an MD from the Yale School of Medicine in 2003. He also received a MBA from Yale School of Management. He also got the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships of New America.
Vivek Murthy Career
Murthy completed his Internal Medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He also headed and handled medical care teams as a faculty member. He is also the founder and president of Doctors for America, a group of over 15,000 physicians and medical students that supports high-quality , affordable care for everyone.
In 2011, Murthy was appointed by the U.S. President Barack Obama as the Department of Health and Human Services of the Presidential Advisory Council on Prevention , Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health in the United States. The group advises the National Prevention Council in developing strategies and partnerships for advancing the nation’s health through prevention.
Murthy is also the co-founder and chairman of TrialNetworks, a pharmaceutical and biotechnology trial cloud-based Clinical Trial Optimization System that improves the quality and efficiency of clinical trials to bring new drugs to the market more quickly and safely. In 2008, he initially founded the company to be a collaborative networking web platform for scientists to boost research productivity.
In November 2013, President Obama nominated Murthy for the office of United States Surgeon General. In connection with previous comments made by Murthy declaring gun violence as a threat to public health, some Democrats, Republicans, and the National Rifle Association opposed his Senate nomination.
Vivek Murthy Works
He issued the first ever Surgeon General’s Alcohol , Drugs, and Health Report as Surgeon General, calling on the country to take action to prevent this fatal disease. Vivek launched the TurnTheTideRx national campaign to tackle the crisis of opioid.
Murthy was the first surgeon general to issue a letter calling on health experts across America to work with effort to lessen the addiction of opioids and deaths from overdose. The Healthcare Future. He brings to the debate about healthcare reform a unique, non-partisan perspective and deep experience. He knows all the stakeholders’ concerns and how the system works and how it could work better.
Wellness, Emotional well-being is emphasized by Dr. Murthy as the unexpected key to a better America. He gives emphasis on emotional well-being and its implications for America’s addiction crisis, chronic illness, violence in the community, education, creativity, productivity in the workplace and educational outcomes. He speaks with unique authority on the health challenges and opportunities of the nation, including the crisis of opioid addiction, gun violence, the impact of climate change on our health, doctor burnout, and the promise of healthcare technology in the future.
Vivek Murthy Accomplishments
His achievements prior to becoming Surgeon General included:
- Vivek and his sister, Rashmi co-founded a peer-to – peer HIV / AIDS education program in the United States and India. The program reached thousands of learners.
- Vivek co-founded a partnership for community health that trained women in their patriarchal villages to confront the odds and become medical educators and health workers.
- He conducted research in basic science on vaccines and health care facilities. It focused on women and minorities’ participation in medical trials. In the top medical journals of the nation, his research and perspectives were published.
- Murthy co-founded a nonprofit dedicated to create high-quality, inexpensive health care systems for all with more than 18,000 doctors and medical student members from all 50 states.
- He also co-founded a software technology company that supports clinical trial research collaboration and powers research studies around the world.
- Thousands of patients are treated and hundreds of medical students and residents are trained in this medical education and healthcare program.
Vivek Murthy Relationship
Murthy is married to Dr. Alice Chen. Alice was the executive director of Physicians for America. She is a doctor of internal medicine who trained at Yale, Cornell and UCLA. The couple has two children.
Vivek Murthy Social media
Murthy is active on Instagram with an account, dr vivek murthy with 15.5k followers.
He is active on Twitter with account, Vivek Murthy with 73k followers (joined July 2008).
Vivek has a facebook account, Vivek murthy and facebook page named Dr. Vivek Murthy with 9.8k followers.
Vivek Murthy Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Vivek Murthy is not available.