Dr Richard Carmona
Dr. Carmona currently serves as the first Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the University of Arizona, and Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University. He is the Chief of Health Innovations at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. He serves on the boards of public companies including The Clorox Company, Herbalife Nutrition and Axon Enterprise Inc. and works in leadership and advisory roles helping to create businesses in emerging science and technology. Trained in general and vascular surgery, Dr. Carmona also completed a National Institutes of Health-sponsored fellowship in trauma, burns, and critical care. He went on to become the chairman of the State of Arizona Southern Regional Emergency Medical System, a professor of surgery, public health and family and community medicine at the University of Arizona, and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department surgeon and deputy sheriff. In 2002, Dr. Carmona was nominated by the President and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate to become the 17th Surgeon General of the United States. In 2006, Dr. Carmona successfully completed the statutory four-year term. Dr. Carmona has published extensively and received numerous awards, decorations, and local and national recognitions for his achievements. Dr. Carmona received his bachelor of science degree in 1977 and his medical degree with honors as the top graduate in 1979, both from the University of California, San Francisco. He also received a master of public health degree from the University of Arizona in 1998.
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