John Babb

John Babb moved to the Memphis area as a teenager and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, as well as the Masters of Public Administration program at the University of Memphis. He worked in community pharmacies in Hernando, MS, Whitehaven, and Bartlett for twenty years, before joining the U.S. Public Health Service. He served in the USPHS before working directly for the U.S. Surgeon General, when he was promoted to Rear Admiral and Assistant Surgeon General in 2002. He served in this capacity until his retirement in 2010. 

Orphan Hero is his first novel. His agent is in negotiation with a publisher for his second book, A Splitting of the Mind, which is a historical novel with a decidedly medical bent.

John Babb