Dr. Jeffrey Ross Gunter, a dermatologist in Lancaster, has been appointed U.S. ambassador to Iceland by President Donald Trump.

Gunter, who also operates practices in Texas, Nevada and Arizona, is a former clinical professor of medicine at USC’s Keck Medicine Center and chief resident of dermatology at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

Gunter graduated from Beverly Hills High School, UC Berkeley and USC’s Keck Medicine Center.

Gunter’s 2016 campaign donations included $58,563 to various state Republican party committees, $33,400 to the Republican National Committee and the maximum $5,400 to Trump’s presidential campaign, according to Federal Election Commission records compiled by the website OpenSecrets.org.

Gunter is a member of the board of directors of the Republican Jewish Coalition, which bills itself as “the unique bridge between the Jewish community and Republican decision-makers.”

Gunter has said he was among the youths playing baseball at Beverly Hills’ Roxbury Park in the final scene of the 1973 Oscar-wining drama “Save the Tiger.”