Trump picks Indiana health commissioner for surgeon general
June 30, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump nominated Indiana's health commissioner to serve as the next U.S. surgeon general on Thursday, selecting an anesthesiologist who promoted needle-exchange programs while serving under Vice President Mike Pence.
The White House said Trump nominated Dr. Jerome Adams to serve as the nation's chief doctor. Adams was appointed by Pence, then Indiana's governor, to serve as the state's health commissioner in 2014 and was reappointed earlier this year by Gov. Eric Holcomb.
In Indiana, Adams has been a prominent backer of allowing counties to start needle-e...