ADMIRAL RICHARD H. CARMONA, M.D., F.A.C.S.,
RECEIVES ACHE HONORARY FELLOWSHIP
January 3, 2005—Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona,
M.D., F.A.C.S., surgeon general of the United States, Washington,
DC, has been selected as an Honorary Fellow of the American
College of Healthcare Executives.
Fellowship is a special category of ACHE membership. It recognizes
individuals who have rendered distinguished service in the
healthcare field, or in related areas, and who would not normally
be members of ACHE. Carmona will receive his Honorary Fellowship
on March 13, 2005, at the Convocation Ceremony during ACHE’s
48th Congress on Healthcare Management in Chicago.
was sworn in as the 17th Surgeon General of the United States
on August 5, 2002. Prior to this, he was 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
(AZ) Sheriff’s Department surgeon and deputy sheriff.
has worked in various positions in the medical field including
paramedic, physician, and registered nurse. He has held positions
of progressive responsibility as chief medical officer, hospital
chief executive officer, public health officer, and chief
executive officer of the Pima County healthcare system. He
has also served as a medical director of police and fire departments.
to his medical career, Carmona enlisted in the U.S. Army and
joined the Army’s Special Forces, ultimately becoming
a combat-decorated Vietnam veteran.
strong supporter of community service, Carmona has served
on community and national boards and provided leadership to
many diverse organizations. He has published extensively and
has received numerous awards, decorations, and local and national
recognition. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
and has completed a surgical residency at the University of
California and a National Institutes of Health-sponsored fellowship
in trauma, burns, and critical care. Carmona is certified
in correctional healthcare and quality assurance and is a
fully qualified peace officer with expertise in special operations
and emergency preparedness, including weapons of mass destruction.
received his medical degree and his bachelor of science degree
from the University of California, San Francisco, where he
was the top student in his graduating class. He also earned
a master’s degree in public health from the University
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