Young, Brooks laud president’s choice for surgeon general
President Donald Trump’s appointment of Indiana Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams to serve as U.S. surgeon general was met with applause from U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) and U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN).
Adams, a Maryland native, earned his masters in public health from the University of California-Berkeley and a medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He’s currently a practicing anesthesiologist who serves as Indiana’s health commissioner.
“I commend the president on his nomination of Dr. Jerome Adams to serve as our nation’s surgeon general,” Young said. “The president would be hard-pressed to find a more exceptional person for this position. As our Indiana state health commissioner and a highly regarded anesthesiologist, he has devoted his professional life to serving our state and caring for Hoosiers, and he has been a great resource and friend to my team and me. I look forward to voting to confirm him.”
As Indiana health commissioner, Adams has led the state’s response to an HIV epidemic by advocating for syringe exchange programs to prevent needle sharing among drug abusers.
“Dr. Jerome Adams has served Hoosiers with distinction and great care for his fellow man,” Brooks said. “His work to address substance abuse and addiction in Indiana and his unwavering commitment to improving the health of Hoosiers make him an excellent choice to be our nation’s doctor. I know that he will bring the same compassion, empathy and spirit of service to the role of surgeon general that he has shown as Indiana state health commissioner.”