Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed Nigeria-born Dr Joseph A. Ladapo as Florida Surgeon Full general and Secretarial assistant of the Florida Department of Health.
DeSantis hailed Ladapo’s “superb background” and remarkable academic and medical career with a strong emphasis in wellness policy research.
Lieutenant Governor, Jeanette Nuñez described Ladapo as an first-class pick for the place.
Nuñez said the doc has impeccable credentials and “a strong vision to effectively serve the people of Florida at the helm of our public wellness agency”.
In his remarks, Ladapo stressed that wellness policy decisions must be rooted in information and not in fright.
Noting that it is a privilege to serve the people, he commended DeSantis for his determination to ensure that Floridians acquire opportunities to preserve their wellness and wellness.
The new Surgeon Full general was born in Nigeria and immigrated to the U.S.A. along with his household at age 5. His male parent is a microbiologist.
Ladapo was late granted a professorship at the Academy of Florida (UF) College of Medicine. He served as an associate professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine, Academy of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
The graduate of Wake Woods Academy also holds an MD from Harvard Medical School and a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Ladapo is a physician and wellness policy researcher whose primary research interests include clinical trial interventions and reducing the population burden of cardiovascular illness.
The Nigerian-American won the Daniel Ford Accolade for wellness services and outcomes research. He and his married woman have 3 children.
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