Thomas E. Price, M.D.
Congressman Tom Price is recognized as a vibrant leader in Georgia and a diligent and tireless problem solver in Congress.
First elected to Congress, representing the Sixth District of Georgia, in November 2004, Price was re-elected with broad support in 2006 and 2008. Prior to going to Washington, Price served four terms in the Georgia State Senate – two as Minority Whip. In 2002, he became the first Republican Majority Leader in the history of Georgia.
In Congress, Price's priorities include reforming the tax system, strengthening health care and education, keeping American families safe, ensuring enforcement of our immigration laws, promoting a 21st century energy plan, and finding transportation solutions for Atlanta's residents and commuters. Congressman Price serves on the important Financial Services Committee as well as the Committee on Education and Labor, in which he is the Ranking Republican Member on the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee.
Price has been an outspoken advocate for patient-centered health care reform in Washington. His signature legislation, the Empowering Patients First Act, would bring about positive changes to provide access for all Americans to affordable, quality health care. Congressman Price is a champion of the FairTax and an All-You-Can-Create Energy Plan. He was also elected by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee (RSC) during the 111th Congress. The RSC is committed to providing principled, common sense solutions to all of our nation’s challenges.
Congressman Price received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Michigan and completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at Emory University. Price established an orthopedic clinic just north of Atlanta. After nearly twenty years of private practice he returned to Emory University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor. Before coming to Congress, Price was Medical Director of the Orthopedic Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, teaching resident doctors in training.
Price is active in the Atlanta community, is a past President of the Roswell Rotary Club and has served on Boards of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Orchestra Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation, and the North Metro YMCA. He is a member of the Georgia Ensemble Theater, Roswell Clean and Beautiful, and the Chattahoochee Nature Center.
Congressman Price with his wife, Elizabeth, and family reside in Roswell.