Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare - 2016
U.S. Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service
Murthy, 38, has been the U.S. surgeon general since he was confirmed in December 2014 after a prolonged battle over his nomination. Since then, Murthy, an internal medicine physician, has taken on public health issues such as mental illness, gun violence and obesity. He also directs the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, which includes 6,700 health officers in 800 locations. He co-founded Visions, an HIV/AIDS education organization in India, and the Swasthya project, a community partnership based in India that trains women to be health providers and educators. Murthy has worked to improve the clinical trial process, co-founding TrialNetworks, a technology company intended to enhance the efficiency of clinical trials.