Luis A. Ramos was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and attended the University of Puerto Rico before joining the US Navy in 1974. He retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps after twenty six years of service. He graduated with a baccalaureate degree from the George Washington University PA Program in 1991 and a Master of Science in Medical Science with an emphasis in Rural Primary Care from the Alderson-Broaddus College in 1997. As a Navy enlisted member, he held certificates as an Aerospace Medicine Technician, Aeromedical Evacuation Technician, Audiology Technician, Field Medicine Technician, Emergency Medicine Technician, and Advance Hospital Corpsman (Independent Duty Technician). After attaining the rank of Chief Hospital Corpsman, he attended PA school and graduated as a Navy Ensign. In addition to aerospace medicine, his clinical experiences include emergency medicine, orthopedics, pediatrics, acute care, occupational medicine, and dermatology. He was assigned as Senior Medical Department Representative onboard the USS Tattnall, DDG19, during a six-month cruise of the Mediterranean in 1986. His first tour as a PA was as Senior Administrative Officer and Medical Staff Officer at the Naval Security Group Activity, Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico, between 1991 and 1995. His last tour of duty was as a member of the Medical Staff at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. In 1998 he began lecturing on a part-time basis to PA students at the Anne Arundel Community College PA Program, in Arnold, Maryland. He eventually became a full-time assistant professor for the program and in 2002 became its program director. He reported to his new job as Chatham’s PA Program Director on April of 2007. In March of 2012, he stepped down as program director and remained as a faculty member until his departure in June 2013. He is now working at Nova Southeastern University's PA Program in Jacksonville, FL, as an associate professor.