Jerome M. Adams
In A Nutshell
The 20th Surgeon General of the United States, Jerome Adams, has pledged to lead with science, facilitate locally led solutions to the nation’s most difficult health problems, and deliver higher quality healthcare at lower cost through patient and community engagement and better prevention.
Vice Admiral (VADM) Jerome M Adams, MD, MPH 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 US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, which has approximately 6,500 uniformed health officers who serve in nearly 600 locations around the world to promote, protect, and advance the health and safety of our nation and our world.
“Surgeon General Jerome Adams says top priority in opioid epidemic is saving lives.” The Washington Times. 2018.
“The surgeon general and his brother: A family’s painful reckoning with addiction.” STAT News. 2017.
“Lax state ethics rules leave health agencies vulnerable to conflicts.” Politico. 2018
20th U.S. Surgeon General