Donald L. Weaver

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Donald L. Weaver
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Rear Admiral Donald L. Weaver, USPHS
Former Surgeon General of the United States
Acting Surgeon General of the United States
In office
1 October 2009 – 3 November 2009
Preceded by Steven K. Galson
Succeeded by Regina Benjamin

Donald L. Weaver is an American physician. He is a rear admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and public health administrator who served as the acting Surgeon General of the United States. Weaver succeeded Steven K. Galson in October 2009, in expectation of a holdup by the United States Senate in confirming Regina Benjamin as Surgeon General.[1] Prior to being appointed as Acting Surgeon General, he served as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Primary Health Care in the Health Resources and Services Administration.[2]


Weaver began his career in the U.S. Public Health Service in 1975 as a National Health Service Corps volunteer physician, and subsequently served as the director for fifteen years.


Weaver is a 1973 graduate of Harvard Medical School, and also completed a two-year pediatric residency at Boston's Children's Hospital Medical Center.[2]


Donald Weaver has been awarded the Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Medal in recognition of his achievements.[2]

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