"Be worthy to serve the suffering."

-William W. Root, MD - Founder, 1902

Surgeons General

Thirteen of the twenty-two Surgeons General of the United States have been members of Alpha Omega Alpha:

2014-2017; and 2021 – Present
Vivek H.Murthy (Yale University School of Medicine, 2003)

2002-2006
Richard Carmona (University of California, San Francisco, 1980)

1998-2002
David Satcher (Case Western Reserve University, 1969)

1990-1993
Antonia C. Novello (University of Puerto Rico, 1987, Alumnus)

1982-1989
C. Everett Koop (Weill Cornell Medical College, 1989, Alumnus)

1977-1981
Julius B. Richmond (University of Illinois, 1938, Student)

1969-1973
Jesse Leonard Steinfeld (Virginia Commonwealth University, 1979, Faculty)

1965-1969
William H. Stewart (Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, 1972, Faculty)

1956-1961
Leroy Edgar Burney (Indiana University, 1960, Alumnus)

1948-1956
Leonard A. Scheele (Wayne State University, 1947, Honorary)

1936-1948
Thomas Parran, Jr. (University of Columbia, 1940, Honorary)

1920-1936
Hugh S. Cumming (University of Virginia, 1922, Alumnus)

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