Indian American Devika Bhushan appointed as California’s top Surgeon

The 35-year-old is currently serving as the Chief Health Officer of the California Surgeon General's Office, a position she has held since Jan. of 2019.

Indian American Devika Bhushan appointed as California’s top Surgeon

Devika Bhushan was named California's Surgeon General following the resignation of outgoing surgeon general Nadine Burke Harris on Wednesday. California is one of few states in the United States to have a surgeon general.

Bhushan, born in Agra, is the daughter of Indu Bhushan who founded and led India's flagship Ayushman Bharat Mission, which provides yearly cashless hospitalization coverage of Rs 5 lakh to over 10 million poor households.