David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Secretary for Health
Department of Health and
Human Service and U.S. Surgeon General
David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., was sworn in as both the
Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) and the
Surgeon General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on
February 13, 1998. He was nominated by President Clinton on September 12,
1997 and confirmed by the Senate on
February 10, 1998.
He was born in Anniston, Alabama, on March 2,
1941. He attended Morehouse in
Atlanta and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
He also attended Case Western Reserve University in 1970 where he
received his Ph.D. and he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha
Dr. Satcher, as the U.S. Surgeon General, counsels
on Physical Fitness and Sports. He is responsible for the Office of
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. His contribution to
society is trying his best to get cures for disease so there will be less
and less deaths caused by Disease.
Source: Satcher Biography, U. S. Office of the General Surgeon