President Trump nominated Dr. Ronny Jackson, the presidential physician, as the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs in March 2018.
President Trump, Dr. Ronny Jackson gave a clean bill of health, in March – to run the Department of Veterans Affairs.
A Navy rear Admiral Jackson is the President of the physician, who rose to prominence after to discuss, he turned to the press from the White house briefing room in January, Trump’s health. While Jackson is the President needs said, to lose some weight, he said, the physical examination he conducted showed that overall, Trump was in good physical and mental health.
Trump Secretary David Shulkin fired on March 28, and Robert Wilkie will serve as interim Secretary until Jackson confirmed.
I’m pleased to announce that I intend to nominate highly respected Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD, as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2018
Read on to know more for a look at three things about the doctor.
He has a marine biology degree
Dr. Ronny Jackson, served as White house physician for the last three administrations.
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
From Texas, Jackson, 50, is a graduate of Texas A&M University in 1991 with a degree in marine biology, according to his Navy biography. He studied at the University of Texas Medical Branch with his medical degree in 1995.
In the same year, Jackson the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center – the Hotel is located just outside of Chesapeake, Virginia, kicked off his active duty military career. It was there that he completed an internship in transitional medicine.
Later, he would return to the naval center, and his residency in emergency medicine, graduating at the top of his class in 2004.
Jackson is a veteran
Jackson was deployed to Iraq after the 2. Marines in 2005, according to his Navy biography.
He served as an emergency-medical-doctor-in-charge of resuscitative medicine for a forward deployment of Surgical Shock Trauma Platoon.
He was a White house physician for Bush
The former President Barack Obama appointed Ronny Jackson (right), the position of the physician to the President.
While still in Iraq, Jackson has been tapped to a White house-doctor’s in the year 2006. He has the doctors for the Camp David presidential supervised retreat, led the White House Medical Unit, and directed the executive health care for the housing, and senior staff, according to his biography.
It is the former President Barack Obama to fill the chosen Jackson, the position of the physician to the President.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.