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Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter, MD (born on January 31, 1961) is an American healthcare executive, philanthropist, diplomat, and former U.S. Ambassador under President Donald Trump serving as the 24th United States Ambassador to Iceland from 2019 to 2021.

After receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree, U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter was the Clinical Professor of Medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Chief Resident of Dermatology at USC Medical Center, and Chairman of the Ambassadors for Stem Cell Research. As Clinical Professor and Chief Resident, U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter presided over healthcare and education of physicians and medical students.

As Chairman of the Ambassadors of Dermatology, U.S. Ambassador, Jeffrey Ross Gunter co-founded with support from California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, a stem cell education program providing research and educational opportunities to underserved and economically disadvantaged students.
With over 38 years of medical experience, U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter founded and directs a successful dermatology practice providing community dermatological healthcare to rural Western United States and U.S. military personnel and their families.

Since then, Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter has led and supported philanthropic programs and charitable organizations serving healthcare, world affairs, military, Jewish community, and the youth community with positive significant impact.

Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter is currently continuing the fight for freedom and serving the United States of America and the people.

Successful Tenure

In 2018, President Donald Trump nominated U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Iceland. In 2019, U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter was given this prestigious position and served under President Donald Trump as United States Ambassador to Iceland from 2019-2021. Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter resigned from office in 2021, accomplishing peace and successful relationship between the two allied countries. During his successful tenure, Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter accomplished a number of achievements and made a strong relationship become even stronger between the United States of America and Iceland.

Successful Tenure

In 2018, President Donald Trump nominated U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Iceland. In 2019, U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter was given this prestigious position and served under President Donald Trump as United States Ambassador to Iceland from 2019-2021. Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter resigned from office in 2021, accomplishing peace and successful relationship between the two allied countries. During his successful tenure, Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter accomplished a number of achievements and made a strong relationship become even stronger between the United States of America and Iceland.

1. Completed a new, $69.9 million-dollar American Embassy, an award-winning example of Nordic design that will serve as a platform for U.S.-Icelandic relations and a display of our enduring friendship and important partnership. This Embassy will be the platform from which many more diplomatic victories flow, as we continue building our U.S.-Iceland relationship.

2. Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter and his Embassy team quickly identified the threats to embassy personnel at the outset of the COVID-19. Throughout the pandemic, the team ensured that there were zero community-transmitted cases of COVID by running several key initiatives in support of Embassy Reykjavik’s health and welfare during COVID-19. Embassy Reykjavik moved quickly to implement best practices to ensure the safety of every Mission employee and their families.

3. Moved all U.S. Mission personnel into the new Embassy facility, ensuring seamless operations before, during, and after the move. This was done in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic. This was accomplished through a great partnership between the U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, the Bureau of Overseas Building Operations, and the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and other great partners – a collective victory for America and Iceland.

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