Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

David Rutstein

Acting Deputy Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


David Rutstein is the Acting Deputy Surgeon General in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he also assists in overseeing the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps of 6,600 uniformed health officers who protect the health and safety of Americans around the world. He began his career with 13 years as a National Health Service Corps physician in Micronesia. In 2000 he returned stateside to become the corps′ chief medical officer and, later, a deputy associate administrator in the Health Resources and Services Administration. In 2005 he became the director of HRSA′s Office of International Health Affairs. Rutstein also completed a four-year term as chief medical officer of the Public Health Service and was director of the Surgeon General′s Office of Force Readiness and Deployment. He holds a B.A. from Hamilton College, a master′s degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and an M.D. from Brown University Medical School.


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