Dartmouth Health to host five former U.S. Surgeons General for virtual roundtable on future of healthcare

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As part of the historic visit this week of all living Surgeons General of the United States to the Upper Valley, Dartmouth Health, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth will sponsor a virtual roundtable on Friday, September 29, featuring five former Surgeons General, discussing some of the most pressing topics in healthcare. “The Future of Healthcare 2023 – The Surgeons General Roundtable” will be held at Dartmouth Health’s Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and stream live on YouTube from 9:30-11:00 am.

Steven L. Bernstein, MD, Chief Research Officer at DHMC and Director of the C. Everett Koop Institute, will deliver the welcoming remarks for this event. Pierre R. Theodore, MD, Director of Health Equity and Patient Impact Global Pharmaceutical at Genentech, will serve as moderator. Speakers include:

  • Antonia C. Novello, MD, MPH, Dr.PH, the first woman and first Hispanic Surgeon General, who served during President George H.W. Bush’s administration
  • M. Joycelyn Elders, MD, MS, the first Black Surgeon General, who served during President Bill Clinton’s administration
  • Kenneth P. Moritsugu, MD, MPH, FACPM, who served as acting Surgeon General during President George W. Bush’s administration
  • Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, who served during President Barack Obama’s administration,
  • Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, FASA, who served during President Donald Trump’s administration

This event follows a panel discussion the day before at Dartmouth College featuring Novello, Elders, Moritsugu, Benjamin, Adams, and current Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, on the national mental health crisis.

To access this virtual roundtable, visit https://youtu.be/Nyzt4X8wrn0. To download the event program, visit https://bit.ly/3PSl8IH.

About Dartmouth Health

Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system and the state's largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 56 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the state’s only children’s hospital, and multiple clinic locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Bennington and Windsor, VT; Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.

About the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, founded in 1797, strives to improve the lives of the communities we serve through excellence in learning, discovery, and healing. The nation's fourth-oldest medical school, the Geisel School of Medicine has been home to many firsts in medical education, research and practice, including the discovery of the mechanism for how light resets biological clocks, creating the first multispecialty intensive care unit, the first comprehensive examination of U.S. health care cost variations (The Dartmouth Atlas), and the first Center for Health Care Delivery Science, which launched in 2010. As one of America's top medical schools, Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine is committed to training new generations of physician leaders who will help solve our most vexing challenges in health care.