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Who is Regina Benjamin

Doctor who, in 2009, was designated as a United States’ eighteenth Surgeon General. had previously served in a Commissioned Corps of a United States Public Health Service.

Early Beginnings

attended New Orleans’ Xavier University, a Morehouse School of Medicine, and a University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Unimportant Personal Matters

After opening a medical practice in Alabama, s returned to school (Tulane University) to earn an MBA degree. Her business expertise enabledto transformmedical practice into a Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic, an organization serving eastern Alabama’s underprivileged.

Family of Regina Benjamin

After becoming Surgeon General, s spoke in favor of widespread althcare reform, citingbrother’s demise from HIV,mum’s demise from lung cancer, anddad’s passing as a result of diabetes as examples of a althcare system’s failure to prevent and treat common diseases.

Close associates of Regina Benjamin

served as Surgeon General under a presidential administration of Barack Obama.

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