Armin Hoes, Jr., MD

Dr. Hoes consults on Veterans Health Affairs and Medical Research

Dr. Armin Hoes is a decorated US Air Force veteran. After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy, he completed training in Air Force Intelligence.  His military assignments included supporting signals intelligence operations in support of combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Hoes has strong leadership skills and outstanding problem solving ability. After five years of active duty service, he went on to graduate from Howard University College of Medicine and has advanced training in Neurology, Psychiatry and General Internal Medicine. He has clinical experience in a variety of healthcare settings including academic and community based practice models. Dr. Hoes also has extensive experience in both Veterans Health facilities and medically underserved communities. He is an expert in evidence-based practice guidelines for evaluation and treatment of numerous medical conditions with particular emphasis on mental health. He has been an Instructor for medical education and is highly adaptable especially in dynamic work environments. Dr. Hoes is known for his interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.

As Special Advisor for Veterans Health Dr. Hoes created and implemented mental health treatment plans at VA medical facilities including the Veterans Administration, Central California Health Care System and Durham Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Hoes received honors at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Department of Biology Annual Research Symposium for designing a study investigating the “Effects of Environment and Genetics on Variations in Human Skin Pigmentation.” His other research projects include a cohort study investigating the influence of nocturnal blood pressure dipping on stroke at Howard University, Washington, DC and participation in a gene sequencing study to discover a vaccine candidate for Chlamydia.

Dr. Hoes’ military service included leading key military intelligence programs at both the tactical and strategic levels in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He supervised teams of 20-30 intelligence analysts.

Dr. Hoes earned a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Howard University College of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology, from the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado. He completed the Air Force Intelligence Officer Training Course, at Air Education & Training Command, 315th Training Squadron, and Air and Space. Basic Officer Course (Management and Leadership), at Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base. His military honors include the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, National Security Agency, Maryland, the Operation IRAQI FREEDOM Campaign Medal, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. Dr. Hoes’ academic achievements include Dean’s Lists (1998-2002) at the Air Force Academy and at Howard University, College of Medicine. Dr. Hoes received the Class of 1956 and 1949 Alumni Awards for Academic Achievement, and the MedSTAR Leadership Award for preclinical curriculum development and teaching. Dr. Hoes currently serves as Regional Representative, CCPS, California Psychiatric Association.