WASHINGTON – Ezekiel J. Emanuel, who had been a top White House adviser on health care, departed from the Obama administration this week, leaving the current White House without an Emanuel for the first time.
Emanuel, whose brother Rahm left his position as chief of staff three months ago, left his post as a health care adviser in the Office of Management and Budget. He is returning to a position at the National Institutes of Health that he held two years ago before joining the White House team, according to an administration official. The news was first reported by Kaiser Health News.
Emanuel received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard University. He also completed his residency at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, and later joined the faculty at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He was also an associate professor at Harvard Medical School.
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