C. Everett Koop

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C. Everett Koop

Charles Everett Koop, MD (October 14, 1916 – February 25, 2013) was the Surgeon General of the United States from 1982 to 1989, under President Ronald Reagan. Prior to being surgeon general, Koop was a pediatric surgeon.

Koop hosted a six-episode documentary series in 1991, called C. Everett Koop, M.D. It aired on NBC.[1] In 1997, Koop together with other investors established a medical information website called drkoop.com.


  1. Goodman, Walter. "Review/Television; Health Care of America's Children – New York Times", New York Times, June 4, 1991. Retrieved on September 23, 2009.