David Satcher

David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Satcher received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Case Western University in 1970. Dr. Satcher assumed Presidency of Meharry Medical College in July 1982. He came to Meharry after serving as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Community and Family Medicine in the School of Medicine at Morehouse College in Atlanta. In 1984, Dr. Satcher was the commencement speaker for the Case School of Medicine. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Breslow Award in Public Health, the New York Academy of Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award and the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Award for Humanitarian Contributions to the Health of Humankind. Dr. Satcher is a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and Macy Faculty Fellow.

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