Vivek Hallegere Murthy is an American physician and former vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who served as the nineteenth Surgeon General of the United States. Murthy, who founded the nonprofit Doctors for America in 2008, was the first Surgeon General of Indian descent and was the youngest active duty flag officer in federal uniformed service while serving in office.
On November 9, 2020, President-elect of the United States Joe Biden announced that Murthy would co-chair his COVID-19 Advisory Board, alongside former Food and Drug Administration commissioner David A. Kessler and Yale public health professor Marcella Nunez-Smith.
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