Thomas E. Price’s Educational Background: How Well-Educated is the New Secretary of Health and Human Services?

Why They’ve Earned Our Notice:

On February 10th of 2017, Thomas Edmund Price was sworn in as the 23rd Secretary of Health and Human Services. An American physician and staunch Republican, Price served previously as the U.S. representative for Georgia’s 6th congressional district. During his 12 years as a member of the legislature, Price headed up the House Budget and Republican Policy committees. He’s also donated much of his time to advancing his medical career. Before becoming a senator, Price directed orthopedics at Grady Memorial Hospital. While he once held the wellbeing of hundreds in his hands, his new position makes him responsible for protecting the health of and providing essential human services for all Americans.

Personal Life:

Coming into the world in October of 1954, Thomas Price is currently 62-years of age. He grew up in Dearborn and even attended the local school district. He’s been married to his wife, Betty, for decades and is the father of one child. Much like her husband, Missus Price has spent a lot of time serving in the public sector.  He’s also a staunch supporter of the Presbyterian church, former President of his hometown’s Rotary Club and a member of North Fulton’s Chamber of Commerce. Like much of Trump’s cabinet, he’s estimated to have a net worth in excess of $10 million dollars.

Education:

  • Dearborn High School: Price was educated at and graduated from Dearborn High School. This public school has been in continual operation since its founding in 1983 and is one of three high schools in the Dearborn City School District. Recent figures place the school’s enrollment at roughly 2,000 students.
  • University of Michigan: Tom Price was not content with anything less than a doctorate. After many years of study, he graduated with an M.D. from the University of Michigan. Most commonly referred to as “Michigan”, UOM is a public research university located in Ann Arbor. The school itself, however, has been in existence longer than its home state has been part of the union. Considered one of the foremost research universities in the world, Michigan sees nearly 45 thousand students in a typical academic year.
  • Emory University: Moving directly from his degree and into his residency, much of Price’s knowledge of medicine was acquired at Emory University. This Atlanta-based research university has been in continual operation since 1836. As of fall of 2016, the school possesses an endowment of 6.4 billion and nearly 14-thousand students. Students can choose from nine academic divisions including the Goizueta Business School, Neil Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and the Candler School of Theology. In its annual poll,  S. News & World Report ranked Emory the 20th best university in the nation.

 








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