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Trump Administration Dismisses Surgeon General

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By    |   Friday, 21 Apr 2017 10:50 PM

The White House dismissed the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Friday, as the administration of President Donald Trump continued to put its own leadership in place, USA Today reports.

"Today, Dr. Murthy, the leader of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, was asked to resign from his duties as Surgeon General after assisting in a smooth transition into the new Trump Administration," the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement.

"Dr. Murthy has been relieved of his duties as Surgeon General and will continue to serve as a member of the Commissioned Corps," the statement continued. "(Health and Human Services) Secretary (Tom) Price thanks him for his dedicated service to the nation.

"Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, who is the current Deputy Surgeon General, will serve as the acting Surgeon General and assume leadership of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps."

Trent-Adams has served in the Public Health Service Corps for over 24 years, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. She is a graduate of Hampton University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she earned both master's and doctoral degrees.

Murthy is a native of the United Kingdom and graduated from Harvard College and Yale University schools of medicine and business. He had served as surgeon general since 2014.

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