- Dr. Howard Koh, assistant secretary for health at HHS, is stepping down from the role he has held for the past five years to rejoin the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health.
- Koh's primary responsibilities included disease prevention and overseeing the Office of the Surgeon General.
- Principle deputy assistant secretary for health Dr. Wanda Jones will take over Koh's responsibilities until a replacement is named. Koh will depart at the end of July.
Koh is the latest in a string of HHS departures this spring, most notably the resignation of former secretary Kathleen Sebelius in April. CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum and Office of Heath Reform Director Michael Hash have also stepped down this spring.