Dr. Thomas E. Price, an orthopedic surgeon, most recently served as the 23rd Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). He brought to the Department a lifetime of service and a dedication to advancing the quality of health care in America – both as a physician and policymaker. Dr. Price is excited about opportunities to use his vast experience and unique expertise in healthcare and public policy to help actively shape improvements in technology and throughout the financing and delivery systems.
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 Orthopedic 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 orthopedic practices in the country, which he led as Chairman 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 Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee and Chairman 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 have one adult son.
As the 23rd Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Tom Price has been at the forefront of healthcare policy and is a leading expert on Healthcare in the U.S. He can provide audiences with the whys, wherefores, major challenges facing our healthcare system, and what works and what doesn’t. His experience allows him to share a path forward for our system that will allow for both value and quality.
Specifically, Dr. Price can expand on topics that include: Medicare, Medicaid, the relationship between the federal and state governments and its importance, plus solutions he views will mediate the current dilemma.
Dr. Price will dissect the principles of healthcare and how they contribute to bipartisanship and solutions. His keen understanding of the system that effects every American will have audiences walking away with an erudite understanding of the current debate and perceptive analysis of where health care is headed.
As a reputable and dedicated physician and policymaker, Tom Price knows the ins-and-outs of international healthcare. He will answer the hot question of whether the United States is a leader in this sector and why it matters. He will explain what the U.S. should be doing and what role organizations such as the World Health Organization play both domestically and internationally.
Dr. Price’s first calling was to care for patients and with his twenty plus years as a practicing physician, he has a unique perspective about the impact of public policy on the practice of medicine. His perspective will help audiences understand the depth of a physician’s role and the primacy of the plenary license in relation to who’s in charge, who should be and why this all matters to patients and our current healthcare system.
With the government’s appropriate role with the healthcare system in question, Dr. Price aims to shed light on the balance between “too little” and “too much” government involvement. He will speak on reform, the best steps moving forward and exactly who to trust to make this happen.
Dr. Price can also expand on regulatory budgeting, whether this is a solution and if it will, in the end, work and provide resolutions. He will engage audiences with valuable insights on their role in the entire system.
After years in public office and earning a status among his colleagues as a tireless problem solver and the go-to expert on healthcare matters, Dr. Price is equipped to tackle the tough questions surrounding the federal budget and government.
Audiences will be provided with acumen regarding all aspects of the federal relationship with healthcare and how it impacts both the system and the people. Dr. Price will answer head-on whether we need a federal healthcare budget, who’s in charge and whether the U.S. can survive fiscally.
They will also be treated to the key principles of the government’s formation, and how the U.S. compares abroad. His in-depth perceptions present audiences with answers to what role the state plays in policy and why it matters.
Committed to promoting positive solutions under principled leadership, Dr. Price remains a powerful advocate for a patient-centered healthcare system that adheres to six key principles: affordability, accessibility, quality, choices, innovation, and responsiveness. His presentation will leave audiences with a sense of why they should care and how their engagement in their healthcare system matters.
The proliferation of new technology in healthcare is exploding, and with Dr. Price’s decades of expertise, he can highlight and discuss some opportunities and concerns for these rapidly evolving technological advancements. Some topics what Dr. Price can discuss is the ever-evolving and transforming role innovation has on healthcare and how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change our system.
In wake of major health challenges and reform striking our nation, Dr. Price can address and identify the biggest crises and future solutions. As former Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) he brings a unique and exclusive analysis on the most current and pressing issues, such as the opioid crisis and severe mental illness.