Thomas Price confirmed as Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Feb. 13, 2017: Thomas E. Price was confirmed as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, by the U.S. Senate. Price was confirmed by a 52-47 vote. Price, 62, Georgia Republican, was most recently a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Price resigned from the House to take the HHS post. Price represented Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District from 2004 until his resignation from the House on Feb. 10, 2017. The Sixth Congressional District represents a suburban area located north of Atlanta. Price graduated with an M.D. from the University of Michigan Health System. He completed his residency at Emory University in Atlanta, and settled in the suburb of Roswell. He ran an orthopedic clinic in Atlanta for twenty years before he returned to Emory as assistant professor of orthopedic surgery. Price also was the director of the orthopedic clinic at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital. Price was also previously a Georgia State Senate, representing Georgia’s 56th District, from 1996 to 200

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