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Jerome Adams
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20th Surgeon General of the United States
In office
September 5, 2017 – January 20, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
DeputyErica Schwartz
Preceded byVivek Murthy
Succeeded byVivek Murthy
Health Commissioner of Indiana
In office
October 22, 2014 – September 5, 2017
GovernorMike Pence
Eric Holcomb
Preceded byWilliam VanNess[1]
Succeeded byKristina Box[2]
Personal details
Born (1974-09-22) September 22, 1974 (age 46)
Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Lacey Adams
EducationUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County (BA, BS)
Indiana University, Indianapolis (MD)
University of California, Berkeley (MPH)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceFlag of the United States Public Health Service.svg PHS Commissioned Corps
Years of service2017–present
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Vice admiral

Jerome Michael Adams[3] (born September 22, 1974) is an American anesthesiologist. He was the 20th Surgeon General of the United States from September 2017 to January 2021.

Before assuming his current role, he served as the Indiana State Health Commissioner from 2014 to 2017. On June 29, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Adams to become Surgeon General of the United States.[4][5] Adams was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 3, 2017.[6]


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