Joe Biden appoints Indian-American doctors in health team

Unveiling his health team on December 7, US President-elect Joe Biden named Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services while Indian-American Dr. Vivek Murthy as his Surgeon General.

Biden said, “This trusted and accomplished team of leaders will bring the highest level of integrity, scientific rigor, and crisis-management experience to one of the toughest challenges America has ever faced – getting the pandemic under control so that the American people can get back to work, back to their lives, and back to their loved ones.”

While Dr Anthony Fauci has been appointed as Chief Medical Adviser to the President on COVID-19, Dr Rochelle Walensky and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith has been named as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and COVID-19 Equity Task Force Chair, respectively.

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