Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, 19th Surgeon General of the United States

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, 19th Surgeon General of the United States

Join us for a Fireside Chat with Dr. Vivek H. Murthy

On The Healing Power of Connection, Thursday, October 17, 2019, 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, in the West Pavilion Auditorium at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL.

Please RSVP to: scacioppo@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu

*Space is limited; Free to all S4SN Members, Non S4SN Members need to register here: https://www.s4sn.org/registration

Presided by Dr. Facundo Manes (Neurologist)

Presided by Dr. Facundo Manes (Neurologist)


Dr. Vivek H. Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States appointed by President Barack Obama.  As the Vice Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, he commanded a uniformed service of 6,600 public health officers globally. During his tenure, Dr. Murthy launched the TurnTheTide campaign, catalyzing a movement among health professionals to address the nation’s opioid crisis. He also issued the first Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, calling for expanded access to prevention and treatment and for recognizing addiction as a chronic illness, not a character flaw. An internal medicine physician and entrepreneur.  In 2017, Dr. Murthy focused his attention on chronic stress and isolation as prevalent problems that have profound implications for health, productivity, and happiness. He has co-founded a number of organizations: VISIONS, an HIV/AIDS education program in India; Swasthya, a community health partnership in rural India training women as health providers and educators; software company TrialNetworks; and Doctors for America.


Dr. Murthy received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard and his M.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Yale. He completed his internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and later joined Harvard Medical School as faculty in internal medicine. His research focused on vaccine development and later on the participation of women and minorities in clinical trials.  Dr. Murthy resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife Dr. Alice Chen and their two young children.