Jose Ramos, MD
Dr. Jose Ramos is a family medicine physician practicing in the greater Los Angeles area. He is the son of an immigrant father from Venezuela and an activist mother who demonstrated the importance of fighting against racial, housing, education, and immigrant injustice.
As a young adult, he created health education television content that included anti-tobacco campaigns and programming focused on reducing childhood obesity in communities of color. He now serves as the Associate Program Director of the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program and is the Director of the Community and Social medicine curriculum and tract. He also chairs the program’s Committee for Diversity and Inclusion and is the Site Director for a Federally Qualified Health Center.
As an academic family physician, he is helping reshape family medicine training to place greater emphasis on health equity, policy reform, physician leadership, advocacy, community engagement, and community-based participatory research. He is dedicated to the homeless and immigrant communities in Los Angeles and works closely with community organizations to lead street medicine teams and harm reduction programs. He is active in advocating for Latin American refugees, environmental justice, and policy reform including Medicare for All.