Raquel C. Bono
Chief Health Officer | Viking
Dr. Raquel C. Bono is a retired Vice Admiral of the United States Navy Medical Corps and Viking’s Chief Health Officer. A board-certified trauma surgeon, Dr. Bono most recently led Washington State’s medical and healthcare systems response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As Principal at RCB Consulting, she partnered with Viking to help develop and define new protocol enhancements; as Chief Health Officer, Dr. Bono is instrumental in Viking’s restart of operations, with a focus on public health.
Commissioned in June 1979, Bono received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and M.D. from the School of Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She completed a surgical internship and General Surgery residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and a Trauma and Critical Care fellowship at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia. She saw duty in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and is the first female Navy medical officer to have achieved three-star rank. Dr. Bono holds an MBA from the Carson College of Business from Washington State University, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Senior Fellow with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.