Dr. Richard Carmona
Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006). Dr. Carmona’s extensive experience in public health, clinical sciences, health care management, preparedness, and his commitment to prevention as an effective means to improve public health and reduce health care costs, while improving the quality and quantity of life, led to his nomination in 2002.
In 2006, after successfully completing his four-year term, Dr. Carmona was named vice chairman of Canyon Ranch, the country’s leading health and wellness company for more than 30-years. Dr. Carmona also serves as chief executive officer of the company’s Health division and oversees health strategy and policy for all Canyon Ranch businesses. He is president of the nonprofit Canyon Ranch Institute and the first Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.