If confirmed, Jerome M. Adams of Indiana will serve as Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, subject to qualifications therefore as provided by law and regulations, and to be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service for a term of four years.
Currently Mr. Adams is the Indiana State Health Commissioner. Previously, he served as a Staff Anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He holds a BS in Biochemistry; a BA in Biopsychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County; a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of California at Berkeley and an MD from the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he also completed his anesthesia residency.
His Awards include the Indiana Center for Leadership Development Achievement Award (2017); the Sagamore of the Wabash Award (highest civilian honor from the State of Indiana), from Governor Mike Pence (2016); Indiana Rural Health Association Health Policy Advocate Award (2016); Indiana University Early Career Achievement Award (2016); and the Indiana University Teaching Award.