Dr. Richard Carmona

/Dr. Richard Carmona

About Dr. Richard Carmona

Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, is advising Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency preparedness. After serving as Surgeon General from 2002-2006, Dr. Carmona became vice chairman of Canyon Ranch, a Tucson wellness resort where he now serves as Chief of Health Innovations. A member of several corporate boards, Dr. Carmona also serves as the Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the University of Arizona's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health while also holding faculty appointments as a Professor of Surgery and Pharmacy.

Dr. Carmona: A doctor’s advice on COVID-19 vaccination can save your life

By | November 8th, 2021|General, Preparedness|

Nearly all practicing U.S. doctors – better than 19 out of 20 – had been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of mid-June, the American Medical Association reported. That’s hardly surprising since other vaccines have eliminated or all but eliminated diseases such as polio, mumps, and rubella.  There is so much misinformation flying around these days. It’s [...]

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Dr. Carmona: We Must Come Together to Defeat COVID-19

By | October 1st, 2021|Preparedness|

When I advise Governor Ducey and ADHS on emergency preparedness, including the COVID-19 pandemic, I give the best guidance I can from my perspective as 17th U.S. Surgeon General of the United States. I offer frank opinions and honest assessments, however inconvenient they might be.  And that’s what I will do with you as Arizona [...]

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Dr. Carmona: Changing the Narrative Key to Expanding Vaccination Against COVID-19

By | September 15th, 2021|General, Preparedness|

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, is advising Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The best leaders – presidents, governors, mayors, CEOs – surround themselves with people who will tell them the truth, even when it [...]

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