Biden replaces controversial White House physician with personal doctor
Added 01-25-21 10:58:02am EST - “President Biden has selected his longtime primary care? doctor to serve as the new head White House physician, a position that gained renewed prominence during the Trump administration.” - Thehill.com
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President Biden has selected his longtime primary care doctor to serve as the new head White House physician, a position that gained renewed prominence during the Trump administration.
Kevin O'Connor, who has been Biden's personal doctor since 2009, will serve as the top doctor to the president, a White House official confirmed.
O'Connor served 22 years in the Army and for more than a decade at the White House. He was supposed to spend three years there, but extended his White House stint by eight years at Biden's request.
O'Connor retired from the military at the conclusion of the Obama administration, but he remained as Biden's doctor while simultaneously serving as the founding director of executive medicine at George Washington University.
He replaces Sean Conley, who spent roughly two years as former President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 MORE's White House doctor. Conley faced intense criticism for his handling of Trump's bout with the coronavirus, as he initially misled the public about whether the president had been given supplemental oxygen.
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