Obama taps New York health chief to lead CDC

05/15/2009 | Reuters

New York City's top health official, Dr. Thomas Frieden, is President Barack Obama's choice to lead the CDC. Frieden's tenure in New York included the city becoming the first in the U.S. to ban smoking in restaurants and to eliminate trans-fats from restaurant food. Frieden also oversaw the launching of a major community-based electronic health records project.

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