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Obama Naming Boston Physician As Surgeon General

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President Barack Obama is nominating a Harvard Medical School physician as the nation's next surgeon general.

Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy is co-founder and president of Doctors for America, an organization that says its mission is to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, high quality health care. He also started a nonprofit that focused on HIV/AIDS education in India and the United States.

The surgeon general serves for a four-year term and is the nation's top spokesperson on public health issues. If confirmed by the Senate, Murthy would replace acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak.

This program aired on November 15, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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