Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | January 22, 2009

Environmental attorney Sanders says Dr. Steven K. Galson is Acting Surgeon General of the United States of America.

Has anyone heard anything more about Dr. Sanjay Gupta being nominated to be Surgeon General of the United States? Gupta, a neurosurgeon, happens to be a skilled medical communicator and a regular CNN correspondent on health and medical issues.   After a lot of hype, we have not heard much on President Obama’s pick for Surgeon General. 


In the meantime, Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., has served as the Acting Surgeon General since October 2007. As the nation’s top public health physician, the Surgeon General communicates the best science, evidence, and data to the American people for them to make healthy choices that impact their health, safety, and security. Additionally, he serves as the operational Commander of the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service (PHS), a uniformed force of 6,000 health professional officers dedicated to promoting, protecting, and advancing the health and safety of the people of the United States.


Prior to his appointment as Acting Surgeon General, he served as the Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As the director, RADM Galson oversaw CDER’s broad national and international programs in pharmaceutical regulation and provided leadership for 2300 physicians, statisticians, chemists, pharmacologists and other scientists, as well as administrators whose work promoted and protected public health by ensuring that safe and effective drugs are available to the American public.


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