Celeste Philip

Celeste Philip, MD, MPH, is the health officer of Sonoma County’s Department of Health Services. She has more than two decades of experience working as a medical and public health professionals, including 10 years at the Florida health department where she last served as the state surgeon general and secretary of health. She led Florida’s response to the Zika virus outbreak several years ago, oversaw the state health department response to hurricanes Irma and Michael and paved a legislative path, with funding, for emerging HIV prevention strategies. She serves on the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. Dr. Philip is board-certified in preventive and family medicine, holds a Doctor of Medicine from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health in maternal and child health from Howard University. She completed her family medicine residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando and previously served at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer and preventive medicine resident.