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Monday, November 9, 2015

Dr. John Hellerstedt Named New Texas Health Commissioner

Congratulations to Austin pediatrician John Hellerstedt, MD, who is returning to state government as our new Texas health commissioner. Dr. Hellerstedt, a TMA member, is the former state Medicaid director. Prior to that, he spent 18 years with Austin Regional Clinic. He is currently vice president of medical affairs for Dell Children’s Medical Center. The Department of State Health Services has been without a commissioner since David Leakey, MD, left in January. We wish Dr. Hellerstedt the best of luck in a difficult job and look forward to working closely with him.

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