- 6:00pm EST - Networking Reception
AOA Members and Emerging Leaders will enjoy a reception.
- 6:45pm EST - Welcome and Introductions
- Scott D. Boden, MD, FAOA
- Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAOA
- 6:50pm - Featured Speaker and Dinner
Thomas Price, MD; 23rd HHS Secretary, former Member of Congress 2005-2017
Physician Leadership in a Non-Physician World
- 9:00pm - Conclusion
About the Speaker: Thomas Price, MD
Dr. Price, an orthopaedic surgeon, most recently served as the 23rd Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
His first calling was to care for patients. Dr. Price received his Bachelor and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Michigan and completed his General Surgery Internship and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Emory University. After his training, Dr. Price – a third generation physician following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather – began a solo medical practice in Atlanta, Georgia, which would eventually grow to be one of the largest, non-academic orthopaedic practices in the country, which he led as Chair of the Board. During his 20+ years as a practicing physician, he also served as Medical Director of the Orthopedic Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital as well as an Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine.
As with many physicians and health care providers, Dr. Price’s experience caring for patients gave him a unique perspective about the impact of public policy on the practice of medicine. Eager to broaden the impact he could have on improving access to quality health care, Dr. Price ran for public office and was elected to four terms in the Georgia State Senate – during which time he was chosen by his colleagues to serve as Senate Minority Whip and later as the first Republican Senate Majority Leader in the history of Georgia.
Dr. Price also served as the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District from northern suburban Atlanta. He held this office from 2005-2017 and earned a reputation amongst his colleagues for being a tireless problem solver and the go-to expert on health care matters. During his congressional career, Dr. Price served in various leadership roles including Chair of the House Budget Committee, Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee and Chair of the Republican Study Committee.
Committed to promoting positive solutions under principled leadership, Dr. Price remains a fierce advocate for a patient-centered health care system that adheres to six key principles: affordability, accessibility, quality, choices, innovation, and responsiveness.
Dr. Price and his wife, Betty, have lived in the Metro-Atlanta area for nearly 40 years. They attend Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and have one adult son.
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