President Nominates Surgeon General, Director of NIH - Richard Carmona, Surgeon General - Elias Zerh

Author: Rosemarie Sweeney, Matthew Neff
Date: May 15, 2002

President Bush recently nominated Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., to be the U.S. Surgeon General, and Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., to be the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Carmona is currently a clinical professor of surgery, public health, and family and community medicine at the University of Arizona, and he is the chairman of the state of Arizona Southern Regional Emergency Medical System. He has also served as chief executive officer of the Pima Health Care System and as a police officer with the Pima County Sheriff's SWAT team. Zerhouni is currently the executive vice dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, a clinical professor of radiology and biomedical engineering, and chairman of the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at Johns Hopkins. He has also served as vice dean for research and vice dean for clinical affairs at Johns Hopkins, and as president of the Clinical Practice Association.

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