Governor Jim Pillen Names New DHHS Chief Medical Officer

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) — Governor Jim Pillen has appointed a new Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Public Health at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Pillen announced Tuesday that he is appointing Timothy A. Tesmer, MD, to the role. According to Pillan, Tesmer comes to the role from his private practice, Tesmer ENT.

“I am delighted that Dr. Tesmer has joined DHHS,” said Pillen. “Doctor. Tesmer is an outstanding physician and surgeon with over 35 years of experience. His experience will be critical to serving the people of Nebraska as our Chief Medical Officer. I look forward to the progress our Public Health Department will make in helping people live better lives under his leadership.”

Before starting his practice, Tesmer worked for the Nebraska CHI/ENT Physicians Network and worked as a physician specializing in ear, nose and throat otolaryngology.

β€œIt is a great honor for me to have the opportunity to serve the people of this great state,” Tesmer said. “I look forward to working with Governor Pillan, CEO Smith, and the entire DHHS team to help Nebraskaians live better and healthier lives.”

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

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