Posted on: February 5, 2018
Following in a long tradition of UVA Medical School alumni, Michael F. Iademarco, MD, MPH ’86, was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral and Assistant Surgeon General in the U.S. Public Health Service, March 2017. One of about 25 executives at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he is the director of the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, an expert in tuberculosis and global health, and oversees the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports, the Epidemic Intelligence Service, and a number of public health surveillance systems.
From 2006 to 2010 he served as the Health Attache to the U.S. Mission in Vietnam, where he coordinated U.S. health activities for the Embassy and was the in-country representative for the Office of the Secretary. In 2011, Dr. Iademarco was awarded a Government of Vietnam medal by the country’s prime minister in part for his work against HIV/AIDS. In December 2017, he was honored as the “Ambassador of Molise in the World,” for lifetime professional achievements by the region from which his grandfather emigrated from Italy in 1911.