Posted by Jean Silver-Isenstadt, MD, PhD, NPA Executive Director March 13, 2014 at 4:55 PM
The National Physicians Alliance strongly supports the confirmation of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as the next Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Murthy has demonstrated his personal commitment to our nation’s public health in myriad, powerful ways—among the most compelling of which is his outspoken leadership and physician organizing on behalf of patients.
Too few physicians understand civic engagement as a professional responsibility and as a means of profound service to patients. A creative thinker and a builder, Dr. Murthy has helped champion this message and has inspired colleagues to action. He has fought for a more just, affordable, and accessible health care system. He has spoken truth with courage on daunting public health issues such as gun violence and obesity. He has the robust backing of America’s medical and public health leaders for good reason. We are confident he will be good for the health of our nation.