President Joe Biden has named Dr. Kevin O’Connor, a retired Army colonel and Biden’s personal doctor for more than a decade, the White House physician.
O’Connor will replace Dr. Sean Conley, who drew widespread criticism for statements he made to the press throughout former President Donald Trump’s coronavirus treatment this past fall, the White House confirmed Monday to Daily Caller. (RELATED: White House Physician Sean Conley Repeatedly Dodges Questions About When Trump Last Tested Negative For Coronavirus)
O’Connor first began serving as Biden’s physician after he was sworn-in as vice president in 2009, according to CNN. Prior to treating the then-vice president, O’Connor served as a doctor for the 82nd Airborne Division, the 75th Ranger Regiment and United States Army Special Operations Command.