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, where he has been a urologic surgeon since 1997. He served as state surgeon for the California Army National Guard from 2006 to 2014 and as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1986 to 2014. Imbasciani is now president of the Los Angeles County Medical Association and a member of the California Medical Association. He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees from Cornell University.