CalVet Secretary Imbasciani reappointed by Governor Newsom, will continue to lead agency dedicated to helping veterans

CalVet is excited to announce that Secretary Vito Imbasciani MD has been reappointed to the position by Governor Gavin Newsom.

CalVet Secretary Vito Imbasciani MD
CalVet Secretary
Vito Imbasciani MD

“I thank Governor Newsom for the opportunity to continue to lead CalVet,” Imbasciani said. “It remains an honor for me to serve California’s nearly 1.6 million veterans. I am fueled by the sacred mission of caring for veterans, and look forward to helping the Governor achieve his strategic goals.”

From the Governor’s office official news release:

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the reappointment of Vito Imbasciani as secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs.

Vito Imbasciani, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs, where he has served since 2015. Imbasciani was director of government relations at the Southern California Permanente Medical Group from 2004 to 2015, where he was a urologic surgeon from 1997 to 2004. He served as state surgeon for the California Army National Guard from 2004 to 2014 and as a surgeon in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from1986 to 2014. Imbasciani 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. Imbasciani was confirmed to this position by the Senate in 2016.


  1. Woot woot! Congratulations Dr. Imbasciani!


  2. James Edmondson · · Reply

    Dr. Imbasciani is a saint, whether or not the Catholic Church recognizes this fact.


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