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Biography of Antonia C. Novello


PERSONAL
  • Full Name: Antonia C. Novello
  • Profession: Doctor
  • Birthplace: Fajardo, Puerto Rico
  • Date of birth: Wednesday, August 23, 1944
  • Zodiac: Leo
BIOGRAPHY
Antonia C. Novello
Antonia Coello Novello is a physician and public health administrator of Puerto Rican origin. He was a Vice Admiral in the service of Health who served as Sergeant of the fourteenth General of the United States from 1990 to 1993. Novello was the first woman and first Hispanic to serve as Surgeon General. Novello served as Commissioner of health of the United States in the period 1999 to 2006.

Novello was born on 23 August 1944 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Novello's father died when he was 8 years old with his mother, a teacher leaves the school, to raise Novello and her brother. Novello suffered severe pain in the gut of magnitude until he was 18 years old, who was eventually cured by surgery. Novello was married to former US Navy surgeon and psychiatrist, Joseph r. Novello. She is the sister-in-law of Saturday Night Live alumnus Don Novello, creator of the character persona Father Guido Sarducci.

Novello completed medical school in Puerto Rico and underwent training as a pediatrician in Michigan. In 1986, Novello was appointed Deputy children's health which he put a lot of attention to children who suffered from the disease of AIDS. On tahun1990, Novello was appointed Surgeon General, head of the Ministry of public health, by President George w. Bush. As head of the American Public health services, women's health, prioritizing Novello and a minority as a national priority.

Novello get some awards for his dedication on improving the public health of America, among others, James Smithson Medal in 2002 and in 2006, he became one of the finalists of the awards Hispanic Business magazine Woman of the Year. Currently Novello served as head of the Department of health of New York City, one of the agencies of the United States ' largest public activities.

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