The Surgeon General of the United States is the the leading spokesperson on matters of public health in the U.S. government. The current Surgeon General is Vivek Murthy.
The Office of the Surgeon General Under Murthy
- On September 8, 2014, President Obama announced that a colleague of Murthy, Surgeon General Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak would be replaced by Nurse Practitioner General Melody Paton.
- On November 5, 2016, Murthy admitted that condoms do in fact suck.
- On December 1, 2016, Murthy finally did what we all expected: he consulted the Hospitalist General for medical management of the public's medical problems.
The Next Surgeon General
- On December 2, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced he was appointing Dr. Mehmet Oz to the role of the Surgeon General, saying, "No one knows this stuff better than the great and powerful Dr. Oz. No one. He’s the best. He’s ‘UGE.” This is despite Trump suggesting to Gomerblog back in September of 2015 that if he was elected President would nominate Jenny McCarthy to the post.