Jerome Adams is now officially the U.S. Surgeon General.

Dr. Jerome Adams was sworn in on Tuesday by Vice President Mike Pence making him the nation’s 20th surgeon general.

Adams, who was nominated for the role by President Donald Trump, is an anesthesiologist who previously served as the Indiana state health commissioner.

He’s also worked as a professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine and has a master’s degree in public health. Adams has pledged to take on the country’s opioid epidemic.

He also says he plans to prioritize untreated mental illness.


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