Following the results from the November 2 elections, 7 physician Congressional freshmen will be joining 12 physician-incumbents in the House and Senate when the 112th Congress convenes in January.
In the Senate, newcomer Rand Paul, MD (R, Ky), will be joining Sen John Barrasso, MD (R, Wyo), and Sen Tom Coburn, MD (R, Okla).
The physician freshmen in the House are Dan Benishek, MD (R, Mich), Larry Bucshon, MD (R, Ind), Scott DesJarlais, MD (R, Tenn), Andy Harris, MD (R, Md), Nan Hayworth, MD (R, NY), and Joe Heck, DO (R, Nev). Those physicians reelected to their House seats are Rep Paul Broun, MD (R, Ga), Rep Phil Gingrey, MD (R, Ga), Rep Tom Price, MD (R, Ga), Rep Charles Boustany, MD (R, La), Rep Bill Cassidy, MD (R, La), Rep John Fleming, MD (R, La), Rep David “Phil” Roe, MD (R, Tenn), Rep Michael Burgess, MD (R, Tex), Rep Ron Paul, MD (R, Tex), and Rep Jim McDermott, MD (D, Wash).
Mitka M. Physicians in Congress. JAMA. 2010;304(22):2471. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1756
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