On April 9, 2021, Captain Kelly O. Elmore MC, USN and board certified OBGYN made history by becoming the first African-American female, interim Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Naval Medical Center San Diego.
NMCSD is the flagship of Military Medicine, a large hospital, that provides healthcare services to more than 1/2 million beneficiaries (with a budget to match) who live in San Diego County and all over the nation, and the world. This is an unprecedented opportunity as she will be the first African-American female, in the 103 year history of the hospital to assume this position.
Dr. Elmore says she is grateful to her leadership for their trust and confidence; her family, friends, mentors, staff and colleagues for their support and advocacy during her 20+ year Naval career.
Dr. Elmore is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
Congratulations Dr. Elmore!
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