Party affiliation: Democrat
Ramon Gonzalez Duarte, American nurse, educator, researcher. Recipient Dedicated Service award Hemodialysis Foundation, 1976; named Allied Health Professional of Year, National Kidney Foundation Southern California, 1986; scholar American G.I. Forum, 1966, 40 and 8, Los Angeles Valley College Associate Students; grantee Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, 1993.
Staff nurse hemodialysis unit University Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1971-1975. Charge nurse self care hemodialysis unit Kaiser Foundation Hospital, 1976, Culver City (California) Dialysis Services, Inc., 1981-1982. Administrative head nurse hemodialysis unit Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys, California, 1976-1978.
Administrative head nurse Kidney Dialysis Care Units, Lynwood, 1980-1981. Independent nursing contractor Nursing Services in Nephrology, Van Nuys and Santa Barbara, 1982-1993, clinical instructor, researcher Santa Barbara, since 1980, director research, since 1988. President, owner, manager DNA Nursing Services Inc., since 1993.
Coordinator clinical research Valley Dialysis Associates, Inc., Van Nuys, 1978-1980. Member research committee Valley Presbyterian Hospital Research. Founder, president Dialysis Museum Council, chairman Southern California Dialysis Earthquake Preparedness Commission.
Member council nephrology nurses and technicians, member allied professional advisory committee, chairman allied health professional research grant committee National Kidney Foundation, Inc. Member science advisory council National Kidney Foundation Southern California. Coordinator Airlift Armenia Dialysis Emergency Services.
Team coordinator Armenian Relief Society.
- Achievements include development of the equations of projected fluid removal, of the first in vivo ultrafiltration rate monitor, of apheresis plasma charcoal hemoperfusion as a new treatment modality for the treatment of toxic substance overdoses, of the Heparin Wedge technique in anti-clotting mechanisms. Solution of the problem of concentration polarization of protein molecules in interactions with hemodialyzers. Introduction of the use of ascorbic acid to neutralize sodium hypochlorite in disinfection procedures.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Founder Museum Hope, Van Nuys. Coordinator Airlift Armenia, Armenia Relief Society, 1988. Member of American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Association Artificial Internal Organs, American Association Nephrology Nurses and Technician, American Society Nephrology, New York Academy of Sciences (certified), Kidney Foundation Southern California, Indiana Nurses Association, National Association Patients on Hemodialysis and Transplantation Inc., Elks (lodge chaplain 2000-2003, esquire, since 2003, 1st year trustee drum and bugle corps, Santa Barbara, California).