National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians
Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.D., M.P.H.
Rear Admiral Kenneth Moritsugu was the Acting Surgeon General of the United States, in 2002 and again from July 2006 until his retirement from the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) in September 2007. As Acting Surgeon General, he served as the nation’s top doctor, communicating the best available science and information to the American people, to help protect, promote, and advance their health and safety. He was also the operational commander of the 6,500 Commissioned Corps health professionals. A career officer in the USPHS for 37 years, he also served as the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States from 1998 through 2007.
Dr. Moritsugu is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine; holds Fellowships in the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Royal Society of Public Health, the Royal Society of Medicine, and the National Academy of Public Administration; and is a Certified Correctional Health Professional. He is an Adjunct Professor of Global Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.