Rear Admiral Susan Orsega will be the "nation's doctor" until the Senate confirms surgeon general nominee Vivek Murthy.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

BALDWIN, Pa. (KDKA) – A Baldwin High School graduate will become the nation’s acting surgeon general.

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The Washington Post reports Rear Admiral Susan Orsega has been selected to take the role.

(Photo: Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service)

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She is an expert on infectious diseases and is currently the director of Commissioned Corps headquarters.

Orsega graduated from Baldwin High School in 1986.

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She is expected to be the “nation’s doctor” until the Senate confirms surgeon general nominee Vivek Murthy.