Ronny L. Jackson, MD FAAEM - Chief White House Physician
Doctor Ronny Jackson is a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and currently assigned to the White House, where he serves as the Chief White House Physician.
Doctor Jackson attended Medical School at the University of Texas Medical Branch and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth Virginia. He spent his early career in the Navy assigned as the Diving Medical Officer with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Teams, Salvage Divers, and Naval Special Warfare Teams, and deployed to Iraq in 2005 as the Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to a Shock Trauma Platoon with the U.S. Marine Corps.
Since arriving at the White House in 2006, he has served three administrations, directed the Executive Health Care for the President’s Cabinet and Senior Staff, served as Physician Supervisor for the Camp David Presidential Retreat, held the position of Physician to the White House, and led the White House Medical Unit as its Director. In 2013 Doctor Jackson was formally appointed by President Barack Obama as Physician to the President. Since the change of administration, he has remained at the White House as Chief White House Physician.
The White House: Emergency Medicine Meets Executive Medicine Sunday, March 19th, 8:00am-8:45am
Join Dr. Ronny Jackson as he discusses the unique aspects of practicing emergency medicine in the White House. Dr. Jackson is currently the Chief White House Physician and has spent the past 11 years in a variety of roles as a White House doctor, to include Director of the White House Medical Unit and appointed Physician to the President. His experience spans three presidential administrations and provides insight into a world that combines emergency medicine with executive medicine in an effort to provide the Office of the President with the best and most appropriate care available.
This talk will illustrate the unique role of the emergency medicine physician in caring for and protecting the President of the United States, and explore the mission and manning of the White House Medical Unit and the expectations of your emergency department when the President visits your community.