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Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of Dr. Morgan McDonald as interim commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health

Nashville, TENNESSEE – According to the statement, Dr. Morgan McDonald is the Deputy Commissioner for Population Health at the TDH and formerly served as an Assistant Commissioner and the Deputy Medical Director for Family, Health and Wellness.

Gov. Lee said that Dr. Morgan McDonald earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from Vanderbilt University and completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Morgan McDonald will serve until a permanent commissioner is named.

Governor Bill Lee released the following statement:

“Dr. McDonald is a committed public servant, and I appreciate her continued leadership during this time of transition. I am confident she will serve Tennesseans with integrity.”

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.