Georgia Public Health Chief Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, to Head CDC

Source: Medscape

Monday, July 10, 2017 | Health Care

Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, Georgia's public health commissioner and someone widely respected in her field, has been named director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, MD, announced today. An obstetrician-gynecologist and politically well connected, Dr Fitzgerald takes over from acting CDC Director Anne Schuchat, MD, who will reclaim her former post as the agency's principal deputy director. Dr Schuchat filled in when Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, resigned in January after an 8-year stint during the Obama administration.

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