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Boris Lushniak

Boris D Lushniak MD, MPH

Chair and Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, Professor of Dermatology, F. Edward Hebèrt School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Rear Admiral retired (RADM Ret) Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics and Professor of Dermatology, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. The mission of “America’s Medical School” is to educate, train and prepare uniformed services health professionals to support the Military Health System, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States and the readiness of our Armed Forces.  He assumed this position in November 2015 and leads a faculty team that is responsible for medical student education, graduate programs from Masters to Doctorate level, two medical residency programs (Preventive and Occupational Medicine), and the Divisions of Global Health, Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Services Administration, Tropical Public Health, and the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program.

Dr. Lushniak was the US Deputy Surgeon General from November 2010 to September 2015, assisting the Surgeon General to articulate the best available scientific information to the public to improve personal health and the health of the Nation. He also oversaw the operations of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, comprised of approximately 6,700 uniformed health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, protect, and advance the health and safety of our Nation.

Dr. Lushniak served as Acting Surgeon General from July 2013 to December 2014 and was responsible for the release of the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health and the first ever Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. From January to March 2015 he served as commander of the USPHS Monrovia Medical Unit in Liberia, the only US government hospital providing care to ebola patients.