Dr. Robert (Robin) Ryder is a graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York and a post medical graduate of the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He completed his infectious diseases training in the joint Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel/Boston Children’s Hospital Program in Boston.
Dr. Ryder has spent two long stints at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, first as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in enteric diseases and then as director of CDC’s HIV research program in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Zaire. He also directed the infectious disease program in the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was for the last several years a Master Teacher, Professor of Clinical Medicine for the University of San Diego, School of Medicine.
He is well published and well respected throughout the medical community.
Kevin Cann, Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors, said “We are incredibly fortunate to have attracted someone of Dr. Ryder’s caliber to lead Mariposa County’s Health Department and become a part of our wonderful community. His blend of administrative, technical, and clinical skills is just what we need.”
Source: Official Press Release