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Alex Azar II

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (2018 - Present)

Quick Facts
Personal Details

Education

  • JD, Law, Yale Law School, 1988-1991
  • AB, Government/Economics, Dartmouth College, 1984-1988

Professional Experience

  • JD, Law, Yale Law School, 1988-1991
  • AB, Government/Economics, Dartmouth College, 1984-1988
  • Member of Board of Directors, HMS, 2016-present
  • Member of Board of Directors/Executive Committee Member/Co-Chair of Reiumbursement Committee, Biotechnological Innovation Organization, 2013-2017
  • President, Eli Lilly and Company, 2012-2017
  • Chairman/Founder, Seraphim Strategies LLC, 2017
  • Vice President of Managed Healthcare Services and Puerto Rico, Eli Lilly and Company, 2009-2011
  • Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications, Eli Lilly and Company, 2007-2009
  • Partner, Wiley Rein LLP, 1996-2001
  • Associate Independent Counsel, Office of the Independent Counsel, 1994-1996
  • Law Clerk, Justice Antonin Scalia, United States Supreme Court, 1992-1993
  • Law Clerk, Judge J. Michael Luttig, United States Court of Appeals, 1991-1992

Political Experience

  • JD, Law, Yale Law School, 1988-1991
  • AB, Government/Economics, Dartmouth College, 1984-1988
  • Member of Board of Directors, HMS, 2016-present
  • Member of Board of Directors/Executive Committee Member/Co-Chair of Reiumbursement Committee, Biotechnological Innovation Organization, 2013-2017
  • President, Eli Lilly and Company, 2012-2017
  • Chairman/Founder, Seraphim Strategies LLC, 2017
  • Vice President of Managed Healthcare Services and Puerto Rico, Eli Lilly and Company, 2009-2011
  • Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications, Eli Lilly and Company, 2007-2009
  • Partner, Wiley Rein LLP, 1996-2001
  • Associate Independent Counsel, Office of the Independent Counsel, 1994-1996
  • Law Clerk, Justice Antonin Scalia, United States Supreme Court, 1992-1993
  • Law Clerk, Judge J. Michael Luttig, United States Court of Appeals, 1991-1992
  • Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2018-present
  • Confirmed by the United States Senate, Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services, January 24, 2018
  • Nominated by President Donald Trump, Secretary, United State Health and Human Services, November 13, 2017
  • Deputy Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2005-2007
  • General Counsel, United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2001-2005

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • JD, Law, Yale Law School, 1988-1991
  • AB, Government/Economics, Dartmouth College, 1984-1988
  • Member of Board of Directors, HMS, 2016-present
  • Member of Board of Directors/Executive Committee Member/Co-Chair of Reiumbursement Committee, Biotechnological Innovation Organization, 2013-2017
  • President, Eli Lilly and Company, 2012-2017
  • Chairman/Founder, Seraphim Strategies LLC, 2017
  • Vice President of Managed Healthcare Services and Puerto Rico, Eli Lilly and Company, 2009-2011
  • Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications, Eli Lilly and Company, 2007-2009
  • Partner, Wiley Rein LLP, 1996-2001
  • Associate Independent Counsel, Office of the Independent Counsel, 1994-1996
  • Law Clerk, Justice Antonin Scalia, United States Supreme Court, 1992-1993
  • Law Clerk, Judge J. Michael Luttig, United States Court of Appeals, 1991-1992
  • Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2018-present
  • Confirmed by the United States Senate, Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services, January 24, 2018
  • Nominated by President Donald Trump, Secretary, United State Health and Human Services, November 13, 2017
  • Deputy Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2005-2007
  • General Counsel, United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2001-2005
  • Member of Board of Directors, American Council on Germany, 2010-2018
  • Member of Board of Directors, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, 2008-2018
  • Executive Committee Member, Healthcare Leadership Council, 2012-2017
  • Treasurer, Healthcare Leadership Council, 2013-2017
  • Member of Board of Trustee, Healthcare Leadership Council, 2008-2017
  • Executive Committee Member, Yale Law School Association, 2010-2013
  • Vice President, Yale Law School Association, 2011-2013
  • Member of Board of Directors/Chairman of Human Resource Committee, Indianapolis Airport Authority, 2009-2012
  • Member of Board of Directors, National Association of Manufacturers, 2008-2012

Other Info

— Awards:

  • Surgeon General's Medallion (Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, 2007)

Speeches
Events

2019

Apr. 4
National Youth Sports Strategy Public Listening Session

Thur 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM EDT

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington

Feb. 22
Secretary Alex Azar's 2019 State of the Department Address

Fri 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM EST

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington

Dec. 18
Surgeon General Press Conference on E-cigarette Use Among Youth

Tue 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM EST

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington