VIVEK H. MURTHY
Board Member

Vivek H. Murthy was appointed to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee board of directors in January 2020.

Murthy is the Distinguished Policy Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, partaking in wide-ranging research, education and public health practice activities in partnership with faculty.

Previously, Murthy served as the 19th U.S. surgeon general from 2014-17, nominated by President Obama. He championed communicating to the American public the best available scientific information regarding ways to improve personal health, public health and well-being.
Simultaneously, he was vice admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, overseeing approximately 6,700 uniformed health officers who served in nearly 800 locations globally.  

Prior to his tenure as U.S. surgeon general, Murthy was appointed by President Obama to membership of the National Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health from 2011-14.

Murthy worked as the hospitalist attending physician and instructor in medicine for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School from 2006-14, caring for thousands of patients and training hundreds of residents and medical students.

He is the co-founder of Doctors for America, a nonprofit organization comprised of more than 18,000 physicians and medical students in all 50 states working to engage physicians in creating a high-quality, affordable healthcare system for all. Murthy also co-founded and served as chairman of the board for TrialNetworks, a software technology company focused on creating platforms to enhance communication and efficiency in clinical trials. Additionally, he is a co-founder and served as president and chairman of the board of VISIONS Worldwide, an HIV/AIDS education nonprofit organization in both India and the U.S. and grew the organization’s education programs to reach more than 45,000 students. Murthy is also responsible for being a founding member of the Swasthya Community Health Partnership, a project in rural India focused on training women to be health providers and educators. During his five-year tenure, he established seed funding and helped expand research and direct-care programs that reached tens of thousands of rural residents.

Murthy also serves on the
national advisory board for the Satcher-Kennedy Center for Mental Health Equity, board of directors for the NCAA and the board of trustees for the RAND Corporation.

Murthy earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, graduating
magna cum laude from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his master’s in business administration from the Yale School of Management, and his doctor of medicine from Yale School of Medicine. He currently resides in Washington D.C. with his wife, Dr. Alice Chen, and their children.