The Rev. Dr. Ronald David, M.D.
CPE Supervision Consultant
Ron is a physician and priest. A graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Doctor of Medicine degree with honors (the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society). Ron was resident and chief resident in pediatrics, and fellow in neonatal perinatal medicine at the University Health Center of Pittsburgh.
A neonatologist concerned about infant mortality, Ron was appointed deputy secretary of health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He served as acting secretary of health before joining the faculty of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government as a lecturer in public policy. There his research interest was women’s health as it is defined and affected by patriarchal politics and power.
Returning to clinical and academic medicine Ron was appointed chief medical officer of the District of Columbia Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation. There he witnessed much despair, dysfunction and disease. This was a time of spiritual discernment for Ron and he was set on a conscious path to ministry earning a Master of Divinity degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary, and ordination to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church USA. His standing as honorary Canon was bestowed on him for his counsel to the Bishop Diocesan of Los Angeles, and for providing pastoral care education and services to emerging clergy of the Church.
Ron is certified as a clinical chaplain and diplomate in the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. Before retirement, he served as chaplain and supervisor of clinical theology at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles.