Richard Carmona

Richard Carmona UKNUnknown

American physician and politician

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Richard CarmonaUKNUnknown American physician and politician
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AZResidence (state)

Richard Henry Carmona (born November 22, 1949) is an American physician, nurse, police officer, public health administrator, and politician. He was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and served as the seventeenth Surgeon General of the United States. Appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002, Carmona left office at the end of July 2006 upon the expiration of his term. After leaving office, Carmona was highly critical of the Bush administration for suppressing scientific findings which conflicted with the Administration's ideological agenda. In August 2006, Carmona returned home to Tucson, Arizona. In November 2011, he announced he would seek the Democratic Party's nomination for United States Senate in the hopes of succeeding outgoing Republican Senator Jon Kyl, despite being registered as a political Independent. He narrowly lost to Republican challenger Congressman Jeff Flake.

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Education7 - 7 of 5
University of California, San Francisco
Bronx Community College
University of Arizona
DeWitt Clinton High School
City University of New York
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Surgeon General
United States
2002 - 2006
State of Arizona Southern Regional Emergency Medical System
Deputy Sheriff
County Sheriff Department, Tuscon
Distinguished Professor
Public Health, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona
Canyon Ranch Institute
Unite States Army