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Dr. David Satcher

Former Surgeon General of the United States

Dr. David Satcher served as the 16th Surgeon General of the United States and published America’s first “Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity.” Formerly a four-star admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and Director of the CDC, Satcher simultaneously held the positions of Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary for Health from February 1998 through January 2001. Dr. Satcher is a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, Macy Faculty Fellow and the recipient of 18 honorary degrees and numerous distinguished honors, including top awards from the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is currently the Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine.