New Acting Director Named for National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases at CDC (USA)

I am pleased to announce that RADM Ali Khan, M.D., M.P.H., will be Acting Director of the National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases (NCZVED), effective September 1.  Ali will replace Lonnie King, D.V.M., who is leaving to join The Ohio State University.

Ali is currently serving as Deputy Director of NCZVED.  He joined CDC and the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) in 1991 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer and over the past decade has responded to many high-profile domestic and international public health emergencies, including the initial public health response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.  In October 2007, Ali was promoted to Rear Admiral in the USPHS and Assistant Surgeon General, and became one of the youngest flag officers in the Commissioned Corps.  Ali received his medical degree from Downstate Medical Center in New York and his masters of public health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.

Please join me in supporting Ali as he serves in this key position.  

                Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, CDC, and
                                        Administrator, ATSDR