Kenneth P. Moritsugu
|Kenneth P. Moritsugu|
|Acting Surgeon General of the United States|
13 February 2002 - 4 August 2002 –
1 August 2006 - 30 September 2007
|Preceded by||Richard Carmona|
|Succeeded by||Steven K. Galson|
March 5, 1945 |
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Kenneth P. Moritsugu (born March 5, 1945) is an American physician and public health administrator.
Mortisugu was a Rear Admiral in the USPHS, who retired in September 2007 as acting United States Surgeon General. A third-generation Japanese-American, he was appointed the Deputy Surgeon General on October 1, 1998 and named acting Surgeon General on July 31, 2006.
Moritsugu received his bachelor's degree in 1967 from the University of Hawaii, his M.D. from the George Washington University School of Medicine in 1971, and a Master of Public Health (Health Administration and Planning ) from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health in 1975.
He was the first Asian-American Surgeon General of the US.
Awards and decorations
|Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal|
|Federal Bureau of Prisons Distinguished Service Medal (Gold Medal)|
|Public Health Service Meritorious Service Medal|
|Federal Bureau of Prisons Meritorious Service Medal (Silver Medal)|
|Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Medal|
|Public Health Service Outstanding Service Medal|
|Public Health Service Commendation Medal|
|Public Health Service Achievement Medal|
|Army Achievement Medal|
|Joint Meritorious Unit Award|
|Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal|
|Field Medical Readiness Badge|
|Deputy Surgeon General Badge|
|Department of Health and Human Services Identification Badge|
- Ansho Mas Uchima; Minoru Shinmoto (20 January 2007). "Rear Admiral Kenneth Moritsugu". Hokubei Mainichi. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2008-01-17.
- Office of Public Health and Science (23 April 2004). "RADM Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Surgeon General". U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved 2008-01-17.
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