5 things to know about White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson

Practice Management

President Donald Trump has decided to keep Ronny L. Jackson, MD, Former President Barack Obama's lead White House physician in his role.  

Here are five things to know:


1. After serving in the White House Medical Unit for several years, President Obama tapped Dr. Jackson to be the lead White House doctor in July 2013.


2. Dr. Jackson will follow the president as he travels domestically and overseas in case his medical expertise is needed. He is also the director of the White House Medical Unite, which cares for tourists or journalists who fall ill in the building.

3. During his military career, Dr. Jackson was a diving safety officer, an emergency medicine physician in charge of resuscitative medicine among several other roles. His extensive military medicine background likens him to many past lead White House physicians who were appointed to the post after decorative military medicine careers.

4. After graduating from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Dr. Jackson completed his internship and one residency at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Virginia, while completing the second at the Navy's Undersea Medical Officer Program in Groton, Conn.

5. Dr. Jackson is a board certified diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.


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