Joseph Caravalho, Jr., HJF President & CEO

Joseph Caravalho, Jr., M.D., MG, U.S. Army, Ret., President & CEO

Chief Executive Officer, serving HJF since 2017

Dr. Caravalho leads HJF as President and CEO, joining in 2017. In this role, Dr. Caravalho guides the strategic vision for HJF, its subsidiaries, and its global workforce in pursuit of its vital mission to advance military medicine. 

Prior to joining HJF, Dr. Caravalho served as the Joint Staff Surgeon at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He was the Chief Medical Adviser to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, providing recommendations to the Chairman, the Joint Staff and Combatant Commanders on a wide range of medical and readiness issues.

Before becoming Joint Staff Surgeon, he was Army Deputy Surgeon General and Deputy Commanding General (Support) of the U.S. Army Medical Command. Clinically, Dr. Caravalho held positions as a staff internist, nuclear medicine physician and cardiologist.

Dr. Caravalho graduated with a M.D. from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine in 1983. He also has a B.A. in math from Gonzaga University, and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College. In 2019 he received an honorary doctor of laws from Gonzaga University. 

For 38 years, he served the U.S. Army in various leadership positions, including Commanding General of the Southern Regional Medical Command and Brooke Army Medical Center, the Northern Regional Medical Command, and the Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick in Maryland.