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Diana E. Ramos MD, California Surgeon General, Office of the California Surgeon General

Dr. Diana E. Ramos is California’s second Surgeon General and first Latina Surgeon General. As California’s Doctor, her mission is to advance the health and wellbeing of all Californians.

Raised in South Central California, Dr. Ramos received her medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. She also holds a Master of Public Health degree from UCLA and a Master of Business Administration degree from UC Irvine.

Over the past three decades, Dr. Ramos has provided reproductive care to thousands of Californians as an Obstetrician Gynecologist at Kaiser Los Angeles.

In addition to her medical practice, Dr. Ramos has worked in the public and academic sectors. Prior to her appointment as the California Surgeon General, she served as the Assistant Deputy Director of Chronic Disease Prevention for the California Department of Public Health and Director for Reproductive Health in the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Within the academic sector, she has served as an adjunct Associate Professor at the Keck University of Southern California School of Medicine for many years.

Dr. Ramos is past chair for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist, California & Ecuador (IX) District, secretary for the executive board of the National Hispanic Medical Association, and co-chair for the Women’s Preventive Service Initiative implementation committee.

Dr. Ramos has written and contributed numerous articles to the obstetrics and gynecology and public health literature and has lectured in Spanish and English, locally, nationally and internationally. The Orange County Medical Association recently named Dr. Ramos the 2023 Physician of the Year.