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.
Biden, who is 78, became the oldest individual to be sworn in as president last week.
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.
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