Ned Calonge, MD - Bio

Ned Calonge, MD, MPH, President & CEO, The Colorado TrustNed Calonge, MD, serves as President and CEO of The Colorado Trust. Established in 1985 with the proceeds of the sale of the PSL Health Care Corporation, The Colorado Trust has worked closely with nonprofit organizations in every county across the state to improve health and well-being. In 2008, The Trust committed to a 10-year goal to achieve access to health for all Coloradans by 2018.

Prior to joining The Colorado Trust in 2010, Dr. Calonge served as the Chief Medical Officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. He also served as the Chief of the Department of Preventive Medicine for the Colorado Permanente Medical Group and was a family physician for 10 years. His current academic appointments include serving as Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (UCD) and Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, UCD Colorado School of Public Health.

Dr. Calonge is a member and past President of the Colorado Medical Board, which licenses and regulates physicians. He teaches epidemiology, biostatistics and research methods at the University of Colorado Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Calonge is a member of the Delta Dental Foundation Board, a member and past chair of the Board of Directors for LiveWell Colorado, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Health Institute.

Nationally, Dr. Calonge is the immediate past chair of the United States Preventive Services Task Force and a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Task Force on Community Preventive Services. He is chair of the CDC's Evaluating Genomic Applications for Practice and Prevention (EGAPP) Workgroup, and is a consultant for and past member of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau in the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Dr. Calonge earned a BA in Chemistry from The Colorado College, an MPH from the University of Washington and an MD from the University of Colorado. He has chaired and served on numerous boards and commissions, authored more than 80 articles and is board certified in both Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2011.