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Indiana's Dr. Jerome Adams confirmed as 20th U.S. Surgeon General

Posted at 9:46 PM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 23:31:02-04

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Health Commissioner Jerome Adams was confirmed as the new U.S. Surgeon General under the President Trump administration Thursday.

Adams will be the 20th U.S. Surgeon General to hold the position.

Adams tweeted: “To be confirmed as the 20th US Surgeon General is truly an indescribable honor.”

Adams was nominated for the position by Trump last week and has been Indiana's health commissioner since October 2014.

Adams earned a B.S. in biochemistry and a B.A. in biopsychology at the University of Maryland, according to the Indiana State Department of Health website. He earned his Medical Doctorate at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and his Masters of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.

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