Dr Regina Benjamin confirmed as Surgeon General

October 30, 2009

The Senate formally confirmed Dr. Regina Benjamin as Surgeon General.

Regina Benjamin was confirmed by the Senate Friday.


Unanimous vote

Third African-American to hold the job

First African-American woman board member of the American Medical Association

Finished term as Chairwoman of the group’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.

Trustee Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

More background – nomination

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