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Vito Imbasciani MD, Secretary

​Vito Imbasciani was sworn in as secretary at the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) on September 28, 2015. Imbasciani was director of government relations at the Southern California Permanente Medical Group since 2004, and has been an active urologic surgeon in that group since 1997.

​He served as state surgeon for the California Army National Guard from 2006 to 2014 and as a surgeon in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1986 to 2014, with four deployments in support of operations in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Landstuhl, Germany. He retired as colonel in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army in 2014. Imbasciani has been president of the Los Angeles County Medical Association and the California Urological Association, as well as a trustee of the California Medical Association and the California Association of Physician Groups.

He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in musicology from Cornell University. He studied in Rome, Italy as a Fulbright Fellow.

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