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Richard Carmona -- Department of Health and Human Services
Surgeon General

Richard Carmona was previously Clinical Professor of Surgery, Public Health, and Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona, as well as Chairman of the State of Arizona Southern Regional Emergency Medical System. He was also chief executive officer of the Pima County Health Care System from 1997 to 1999, Medical Director of Kino Community Hospital from 1995 until 1999 and director of Trauma Services at Tucson Medical Center from 1985 to 1993. Richard has an extensive record of public service, including serving as an Army Green Beret in Vietnam, a police officer, a SWAT team member and as a nurse. He received his bachelor and medical degrees from the University of California, San Francisco.

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