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A Conversation with Vivek Murthy '03 M.D.,'03 MBA, Surgeon General of the United States and Professor Howard Forman

Wednesday, Dec 16 2015 at 6:00 - 8:00 pm EST

529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045
United States

You are invited to join us at a Yale SOM Reception in Washington, DC, where you will have the opportunity to meet and network with Yale alumni. The evening will feature a conversation with Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy '03 M.D., '03 MBA, Surgeon General of the United States and Howard Forman, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Economics, and Public Health; Director of the M.D./M.B.A. Program; Director of Healthcare Curriculum, M.B.A. for Executives Program; Lecturer in Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale University.

Sponsors: Yale School of Management, Yale SOM Alumni Association, Yale School of Medicine, and Yale School of Public Health

The evening will begin with a networking reception with appetizers and beverages.


  • Vivek H. Murthy '03 M.D., '03 MBA

    Vice Admiral and Surgeon General of the United States

    About the Surgeon General: Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy was confirmed on December 15, 2014 as the 19th U.S. Surgeon General. As "America's Doctor," he is responsible for communicating the best available scientific information to the public regarding ways to improve personal and public health. Dr. Murthy also oversees operations of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, comprised of approximately 6,700 uniformed health officers who serve to promote, protect, and advance the health and safety of our nation and our world. For the past two decades, Dr. Murthy has devoted himself to improving public health through the lenses of service, clinical care, research, education, and entrepreneurship. The son of immigrants from India, he discovered a love for the art of healing early in his childhood while spending time at his father's medical clinic in Miami. After earning his Bachelor's degree from Harvard and his M.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Yale, he completed residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School where he later joined the faculty as an internal medicine physician and instructor. As a clinician-educator, Dr. Murthy has cared for thousands of patients and trained hundreds of residents and medical students. When he was 17 years old, Dr. Murthy and his sister co-founded VISIONS, an HIV/AIDS education program in India and the U.S, which he led for eight years. He also co-founded the Swasthya project ("health and wellbeing" in Sanskrit), a community health partnership in rural India designed to train women to be health providers and educators. Dr. Murthy also has conducted research on vaccine development and studied the participation of women and minorities in clinical trials. He is a healthcare entrepreneur who launched a successful software technology company, TrialNetworks, to improve research collaboration and enhance the efficiency of clinical trials around the world. Most recently, Dr. Murthy served as the president of Doctors for America, a non-profit organization comprised of more than 16,000 physicians and medical students in all 50 states who work with patients and policymakers to build a high quality, affordable healthcare system for all. Dr. Murthy firmly believes that our nation's greatest asset has always been its people. Building a stronger, healthier America is his highest priority as the U.S. Surgeon General.