Albert Ray, MD

Albert Ray, MD, is a Partner Emeritus of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group and is the Bariatric Surgery Physician Champion, Positive Choice Wellness Center, San Diego, CA. He is a Clinical Professor at the University of California School of Medicine, a former elected Director of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, and 2008 President of the San Diego County Medical Society.

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