James Holsinger Jr., M.D., was nominated to serve as U.S. surgeon general, the White House says. If the U.S. Senate approves his nomination, Holsinger will become the 18th person to hold the office. His experience includes stints as the secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in Kentucky and chancellor of the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington. Holsinger, also spent 26 years with the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department, rising to undersecretary for health in 1992, and served more than 30 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as a major general. Holsingers significant experience as a physician, educator and leader make him an excellent choice to serve as Americas doctor, HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt said in a written statement. Holsinger is a cardiologist by training. His age was not available at deadline.
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