Governor Jim Pillen appoints new Chief Medical Officer of DHHS

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) – Gov. Jim Pillen has named a new Chief Medical Officer for the Division of Public Health for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Pillen announced on Tuesday that it is appointing Timothy A. Tesmer, MD for the role. According to Pillen, Tesmer comes to his role from his private studio, Tesmer ENT.

“I am thrilled that Dr. Tesmer is joining DHHS,” he said Pillen. “Dr. Tesmer is a distinguished physician and surgeon with over 35 years of practice. His experience will be instrumental in serving Nebraskans as our chief medical officer. I look forward to the progress our Division of Public Health will make in helping people live better lives under his leadership.”

Prior to starting his practice, Tesmer was with CHI’s Physician Network/ENT Nebraska serving as a physician specializing in ear, nose, and throat otolaryngology.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of this great state,” Tesmer said. “I look forward to working with Governor Pillen, CEO Smith and the entire DHHS team to help Nebraska citizens live better, healthier lives.”

Tesmer will begin his new role on March 27, 2023.

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