Friday, December 22, 2017

HHS Region VIII News: New Regional Director, Brian E. Shiozawa, M.D.

HHS Region VIII

Dr. Brian E. Shiozawa was appointed by the President as Regional Director in Region 8 on December 2017. As Regional Director, he leads the Denver based office as the personal representative of the Secretary. Dr. Shiozawa ensures the Department maintains close contact with state, local, and tribal partners and addresses the needs of communities and individuals in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

Dr. Shiozawa is an Emergency Physician from Utah and has served two terms as a Utah State Senator, representing District 8. He was elected to office in 2012 and 2016.  While serving as State Senator, Dr. Shiozawa sponsored and passed over 50 bills covering a range of health care related issues, opioid overdose, assault, and technology. He served on the Governor's Task Force on Health Care Reform, Chairman of the Business, Economic Development and Labor Appropriations Committee, Social Services Appropriations, and on Health and Human Services Committee. Dr. Shiozawa is a Past President of the Utah Medical Association. He also served on the Board of Trustees for St. Mark’s Hospital, was President of Emergency Physicians Group, and President of the Utah Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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