Dr Rahul Gupta appointed W.Virginia commissioner of health

Dr Rahul Gupta has been appointed commissioner of public health by the West Virginia department of health and human resources cabinet secretary Karen L Bowling. Bowling stated Gupta is a well-respected established public health professional whose experience and knowledge will greatly benefit the Department, as will his relationship with government officials and the medical community. Gupta, who will serve as commissioner of bureau for public health and state health has also served as executive director of health of the Kanawha-Charleston health department in West Virginia. He will hold his new office from Jan 1, after replacing Letitia E Tierney who is resigning on December 31.