Antonia Coello Novello

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Birthday
23, 1944
Birthplace
Fajardo, PR
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
23, 1944 (age 73)
Birthplace
Fajardo, PR

About

Puerto Rican-born physician who served as 14th Surgeon General of the United States during the early 1990s.

Before Fame

She began working as a pediatric physician at Georgetown University Hospital in 1976, and she graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1982 with an MPH degree.

Trivia

She worked as the New York state Commissioner of Health in the late 1990s and early 2000s and was charged in 2009 with fraud and government services theft for actions she took during her tenure.

Family Life

She married U.S. Navy psychiatrist Joseph R. Novello.

Associated With

She was appointed Surgeon General of the U.S. by President George Bush in 1990. She was the first Hispanic and the first woman to hold the position.