President Donald Trump has nominated Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams to serve as the next US Surgeon General.
Adams known for his previous work on substance abuse. He has garnered a reputation as a public health professional who looked to community models for fighting addiction and other scourges.
Adams is also an anesthesiologist and an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Indiana University School of Medicine and has sat on committees of various professional organizations.
He began serving as the Indiana State Health Commissioner in 2014 under then-governor Mike Pence.