Dr. Rodney Hood
I admire doctors who assist the county in this time of crisis. Dr. Hood has played an integral role in the vaccination efforts here in San Diego. Although it gets bad press and folks are anxious, Dr. Hood deserves recognition for all the planning and collaboration in our community.
Dr. Rodney Hood serves as CEO and Managing Partner at Care View Medical Group in Southeast San Diego, which he co-founded in 1980. A speaker who has lectured extensively for diverse national audiences of health care providers, health administrators, medical students, federal and state governmental agencies, as well as private and public audiences, Dr. Hood addresses the current health care concerns in the United States, especially health issues that persist in the most vulnerable populations.
Dr. Hood’s areas of expertise include health disparities, historic aspects of race, genetics and health outcomes, medical history, health policy, cultural competency in healthcare and managed care administration. He has testified on Capitol Hill before several US congressional committees and participated in congressional and White House health forums. Dr. Hood was appointed to Medicare’s Health Disparities Study Panel with the National Academy of Social Insurance in Washington, DC.
Dr. Hood is an honor graduate from Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, UCSD School of Medicine, UCSD Medical School Internal Medicine Residency, and is the past President and Chairman of the Board of the National Medical Association. He serves as UCSD Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and a board-certified physician of internal medicine currently in private practice.