Gov. Sanders names Dr. Kay Chandler as Arkansas Surgeon General
Gov. Sarah Sanders announced Monday (Feb. 27) that she will appoint Dr. Kay Chandler to serve as the Arkansas Surgeon General. Dr. Greg Bledsoe, who held the post during the Gov. Asa Hutchinson administration, resigned Saturday.
Chandler, an anti-abortion advocate, has served as an OB-GYN at Cornerstone Clinic in Little Rock since 1997.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Hendrix College, received her medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, and completed her residency training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
“I am pleased to announce that Dr. Kay Chandler will serve as Arkansas’ next Surgeon General, bringing strong leadership and years of medical expertise to the Department of Health,” Sanders said.
“Dr. Chandler is a skilled, qualified OB-GYN who has spent decades serving women across Arkansas. I promised that when I was elected governor, Arkansas would not have mask mandates or vaccine mandates and we would not shut down churches and schools because we believe in personal freedom and responsibility. I look forward to working together to protect the health, well-being, and individual freedoms of Arkansans,” she added.