Top 10 facts about US surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy


Did you heard, The Senate voted last night 51-43 to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as America’s top doctor after the position was vacant for over a year!

want to find out more about him? Read below the top-ten facts you need to know about Dr. Murthy!


#1. Kids will read about him.

Murthy has made history today as the youngest appointed US Surgeon General and the first of Indian descent. He was nominated for the post of US Surgeon General by president Obama.

#2. He was born across the pond.

His parents are from South India but emigrated to Huddersfield, United Kingdom where he was born. Throughout his life, he has made frequent visits to his parents’ homeland, according to an interview in Harvard Magazine.

#3. He learn the U.S ways.

Vivek, grew up in Miami and currently resides in Boston. His family relocated to Miami when he was only a toddler.

#4. He followed his father’s footsteps.

His father was a family practitioner in Miami and, as a young boy, Murthy would spend time in his father’s clinic. It was how he developed a love for medicine and science.

#5. He kicked butt while studying.

Vivek attended Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude in three years’ time. Murthy got a combined medical and business degree from Yale. He was also valedictorian at Palmetto High School.

#6. He has haters.

The NRA is against Dr. Murthy as Surgeon General because he holds anti-gun beliefs, which he has made known on Twitter.

#7. He does yoga to stay in shape.

The Boston Globe says he does yoga daily and eats super healthy, some of the food you might encounter in his fridge include raw carrots, almond milk and high-protein grains.

#8. He’s a co-founder and president of Doctors for America.

Murthy can also add to his impressive resume the creation of Trial Networks, a system that improves clinical trials so new drugs can marketed sooner and more safely and along with his sister he co-funded nonprofit organization, VISIONS Worldwide Inc.

#9. He supports the Affordable Care Act.

Doctors for America was formerly known as Doctors for Obama. It’s an organization of 16,000 doctors and medical students whose goal is improving health-care access.

#10. He is single!

The young and accomplished physician,  is quite the catch! He is yet to be married and has no children.

You can find him on Twitter here.