Jerome M. Adams
Vice Admiral (VADM) Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H. was sworn into office by Vice President Mike Pence on September 5, 2017 as the 20th United States Surgeon General. Dr. Adams’ motto as Surgeon General is “better health through better partnerships.” As Surgeon General, Dr. Adams is committed to maintaining strong relationships with the public health community and forging new partnerships with non-traditional partners, including business and law enforcement. Dr. Adams oversees the operations of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, which has approximately 6,500 uniformed health officers who serve in nearly 800 locations around the world to promote, protect, and advance the health and safety of our nation and our world.