If his nomination is confirmed, Murthy would take over for Acting Surgeon General Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak and serve a four-year term. Former Surgeon General Regina Benjamin resigned in July.
Murthy, the founder of Doctors for America, was appointed to the President's Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health in 2011. The prevention group was created as part of the Affordable Care Act health reform law.
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