Alumnus addresses the U.S. on primetime national television

Dr. Ralph Alvarado

Ralph Alvarado, MD, a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, was elected state senator for Kentucky in 2014. On July 20, 2016, he came to the whole nation’s attention when he spoke at the Republican National Convention.

“It is an honor to be asked to speak at the convention and to represent Kentucky on the national stage,” Alvarado said.

He was the first Hispanic elected to state office in Kentucky. As a state senator, Alvarado serves as vice chair of the Senate’s Health and Welfare Committee. He also holds memberships in the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the Kentucky Medical Association and Clark County Medical Society.

After graduating from Loma Linda University, Alvarado completed his medical residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Kentucky.

Alvarado currently works for KentuckyOne Medical Group. He also volunteers with Rapha Ministries, a faith-based medical clinic providing free health care in Clark County, Kentucky, to those who cannot afford medical insurance.

He and his wife, Dawn, have been married for 20 years and have two children.