On January 29th, Alex Azar was sworn in as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by Vice President Mike Pence following remarks by President Trump. ASBM Executive Director Michael Reilly, who served as Mr. Azar’s Deputy from 2005-2007, was in attendance.


Mr. Azar previously spent four years as the Department’s general counsel, and two years as Deputy Secretary. After leaving the Department, Mr. Azar spent five years as President of Lilly USA. Mr. Azar was confirmed January 25th by the Senate with a vote of 55-43.


For the full vote, see here.