John Zerwas, M.D. (R)

Last modified on: 12-10-2020 13:09:56

Special Advisor
(Governor's Office)


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Home Town: Richmond


Personal Information

Dr. Zerwas is the University of Texas System Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. Prior to his appointment to the University of Texas, he served seven terms in the Texas House of Representatives representing the citizens of Texas House District 28 in Fort Bend County. As a member of the Texas House of Representatives, Dr. Zerwas served as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee for 3 years, Chairman of Article II Appropriations subcommittee for 6 years and Chairman of the Higher Education Committee for 2 years. He also served multiple terms as a member of the House Committee on Public Health. In addition to his years of service in the Texas House and his current time at the University of Texas, Dr. Zerwas currently serves the state as a chief medical advisor to Governor Abbott on all COVID-19-related matters.

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Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs (The University of Texas System Board of Regents)