Regina Benjamin

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Birthday
26, 1956
Birthplace
Alabama
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1956 (age 62)
Birthplace
Alabama

About

Doctor who, in 2009, was appointed as the United States' eighteenth Surgeon General. She had previously served in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service.

Before Fame

She attended New Orleans' Xavier University, the Morehouse School of Medicine, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Trivia

After opening a medical practice in Alabama, she returned to school (Tulane University) to earn an MBA degree. Her business expertise enabled her to transform her medical practice into the Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic, an organization serving eastern Alabama's underprivileged.

Family Life

After becoming Surgeon General, she spoke in favor of widespread healthcare reform, citing her brother's death from HIV, her mother's death from lung cancer, and her father's passing as the result of diabetes as examples of the healthcare system's failure to prevent and treat common diseases.

Associated With

She served as Surgeon General under the presidential administration of Barack Obama.