Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter is a health care executive, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He founded Jeffrey Ross Gunter, MD, Inc., a pioneering corporation providing rural community dermatological healthcare to the Western United States, including to U.S. military personnel and their families. Dr. Gunter was also a Clinical Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, CA, and Chief Resident of Dermatology at the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center. As Chief Resident and a clinical professor, Dr. Gunter oversaw the curriculum and education for scores of physicians and medical students at USC. In his role as Chairman of the “Ambassadors for Stem Cell Research” at the Keck School he co-founded, with financial support from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, a stem cell educational program that provided educational and research opportunities to underserved and economically challenged students in low-income communities in Los Angeles. In addition, Dr. Gunter has led and supported other charitable organizations working on healthcare, holocaust remembrance, military support, world affairs, and policy exposure for high school and inner city youth.
Dr. Gunter graduated and received his A.B. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley in 1983, and his M.D. degree from the USC School of Medicine in 1987. He speaks Spanish, French and Dutch. Dr. Gunter is recipient of the Ronald Reagan Leadership Award, from the Republican Jewish Coalition, Washington, D.C.