Help build the future of the McKenna Lecture.

This free lecture is made possible by generous support. To help the event continue, please support the fund.

Give now »

McKenna Foundation Lecture

Dr. Carmona

2019 Featured Speaker

Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS
Former U.S. Surgeon General
Chief of Health Innovations, Canyon Ranch


Thursday, March 14, 2019
5:30 p.m. in Tempe, AZ


Richard Carmona, MD, 17th Surgeon General of the United States draws upon his experience and expertise as the nation’s top doctor and his work as a university professor, nurse, police officer and a decorated Army Special Forces war veteran to diagnose what ails Americans and our healthcare system. He prescribes a path forward that aligns stakeholders across the healthcare system and rewards behaviors that promote the health of individuals, communities and the economic vitality of the country. His presentation will focus first on preventable disease and economic burden and the use of evidence to improve health and care as well as motivate individuals to engage in healthier life styles.