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The Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists congratulates long-time ISA member, Dr. Jerome Adams, in becoming the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. A longtime member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Indiana State Medical Association, Dr. Adams has been an exemplary physician anesthesiologist who advocated for patient care and improvements in public health. He was appointed to Commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health by then Governor Mike Pence in October 2014 and re-appointed by newly elected Governor Eric Holcomb in 2017.

Dr. Adams attended the University of Maryland where he received his BS in biochemistry and his BA in biopsychology. He then attended medical school at the Indiana University School of Medicine and also received a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000, with a focus on chronic disease prevention. Dr. Adams completed his internship in internal medicine (2002-2003) at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, and his residency in anesthesiology (2003-2006) at Indiana University. He is board certified in anesthesiology.

Dr. Adams was an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Indiana University and practiced as a physician anesthesiologist at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. As the Indiana State Health Commissioner, he oversaw the Public Health Protection and Laboratory Services, Health and Human Services, Health Care Quality and Regulatory, and Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commissions; he also served as secretary of Indiana State Department of Health's executive board, as chairman of the Indiana State Trauma Care Committee, as President of the Healthy Hoosier Foundation, and as co-chairman of the Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative Governing Council.  On June 29, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Dr. Adams as the next Surgeon General. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on  August 3, 2017.

In comments to the ISA, Dr. Adams stated, “This is certainly an honor for me, but it is representative of all the opportunities, support, and preparation I’ve received as both an ISA and ASA member. I look forward to bringing skills as a physician anesthesiologist to this new and exciting role."


ASA Annual Meeting 2017

October 21 - 25, 2017

Boston, MA


Indiana Night

SATURDAY, October 21st, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Harvard Club of Boston

Estabrooks Room