Ronny Jackson

Ronny L. Jackson
Ronny Lynn Jackson (born May 4, 1967) is an American physician and a rear admiral in the United States Navy.wikipedia
69 Related Articles

David Shulkin

On March 28, 2018, Trump nominated Jackson to be United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs to succeed David Shulkin.
On March 28, 2018, President Trump dismissed Shulkin from his position by tweet, and announced that Physician to the President Ronny Jackson would be nominated as Shulkin's successor, although Jackson's nomination was withdrawn on April 26, 2018, after allegations surfaced of misconduct and mismanagement while serving in the White House.

Donald Trump

TrumpPresident TrumpPresident Donald Trump
Beginning in the White House Medical Unit in the mid-2000s, Jackson was appointed to the role of Physician to the President on July 25, 2013, by Barack Obama and was retained by Donald Trump after his inauguration in January 2017.
In January 2018, White House physician Ronny Jackson said Trump was in excellent health and that his cardiac assessment revealed no issues, although his weight and cholesterol level were higher than recommended.

Levelland, Texas

LevellandLevelland, TXTexas (Levelland)
Jackson was born to Waymon and Norma Jackson and raised in the small town of Levelland, Texas.

Physician to the President

White House Physicianpersonal physicianPhysician
Beginning in the White House Medical Unit in the mid-2000s, Jackson was appointed to the role of Physician to the President on July 25, 2013, by Barack Obama and was retained by Donald Trump after his inauguration in January 2017.

University of Texas Medical Branch

University of Texas Medical Branch at GalvestonUniversity of Texas Medical SchoolThe University of Texas Medical Branch
He went on to attend medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch, receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1995.

Jon Tester

Senator Jon TesterJohn TesterMontana
Senator Jon Tester told CNN on April 24 that Jackson was known as "the candy man" inside the White House, according to around 20 people who brought these concerns to the Veterans' Affairs Senate Committee.
As ranking member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, Tester raised concerns about the nomination of Ronny Jackson to head the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sean Conley

On April 29, Politico reported that Jackson will continue to work in the White House Medical Unit but will not be returning to his position as the President's personal physician, to be replaced by Navy officer Sean Conley, who took over the role a month earlier.
Conley became the Physician to the President upon Ronny Jackson's nomination for Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Unsuccessful nominations to the Cabinet of the United States

rejectedrejected by the Senatestepped down
* Unsuccessful nominations to the Cabinet of the United States
President Trump fired David Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs on March 28, 2018, and nominated Ronny Jackson, serving as Physician to the President, to succeed him.

Rear admiral (United States)

Rear Admiralrear admiral (lower half)RADM
Ronny Lynn Jackson (born May 4, 1967) is an American physician and a rear admiral in the United States Navy.

United States Navy

U.S. NavyUS NavyNavy
Ronny Lynn Jackson (born May 4, 1967) is an American physician and a rear admiral in the United States Navy.

Barack Obama

ObamaPresident ObamaPresident Barack Obama
Beginning in the White House Medical Unit in the mid-2000s, Jackson was appointed to the role of Physician to the President on July 25, 2013, by Barack Obama and was retained by Donald Trump after his inauguration in January 2017.

United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Secretary of Veterans AffairsU.S. Secretary of Veterans AffairsSecretary of Veteran Affairs
On March 28, 2018, Trump nominated Jackson to be United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs to succeed David Shulkin.

Executive Office of the President of the United States

Executive Office of the PresidentWhite HouseSpecial Assistant to the President
On February 2, 2019, President Trump appointed Jackson to serve as Assistant to the President and Chief Medical Advisor, a new position in the Executive Office.

Texas A&M University

Texas A&MTexas A & M UniversityAgricultural and Mechanical College of Texas
He attended Texas A&M University graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology.

Doctor of Medicine

M.D.MDmedical degree
He went on to attend medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch, receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1995.

American Board of Emergency Medicine

Jackson is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is designated as a fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

American Academy of Emergency Medicine

American Academy of Emergency Medicine/Resident and Student Association
Jackson is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is designated as a fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Uniformed Services UniversityUniformed Services University of Health SciencesUSUHS
He currently holds faculty clinical appointments with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Harvard School of Medicine-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Disaster Medicine Fellowship Program.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Portsmouth Naval HospitalNaval HospitalNaval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia
Jackson began his active duty naval service in 1995 at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, where he completed his internship in transitional medicine in 1996.

Camp David

Camp David, MarylandNaval Support Facility ThurmontCamp David Presidential Retreat
Since arriving at the White House, he has directed the Executive Health Care for the President’s cabinet and senior staff, served as physician supervisor for the Camp David Presidential Retreat, held the position of Physician to the White House and led the White House Medical Unit as its director.

Sunny (dog)

Sunny
In January 2017, Jackson made headlines after treating a girl who was bitten by Sunny, one of the Obamas' dogs.

United States Senate Committee on Armed Services

Senate Armed Services CommitteeMilitary AffairsNaval Affairs
This nomination was returned to President Trump by the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019 without having received consideration by the Senate Committee on Armed Services.

United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Veterans' AffairsCommittee on Veterans' AffairsSenate Veterans Affairs Committee
On April 23, 2018, the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs postponed a hearing on his nomination after current and former employees on the White House medical staff accused Jackson of creating a hostile work environment, excessively drinking on the job, and improperly dispensing medication.

Zolpidem

AmbienStilnoxZolpidem Tartrate
He would allegedly hand out Ambien, Provigil, and other prescription drugs "like they were candy".