18 physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers elected to Congress

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More than a dozen physicians, nurses and other medical professionals were elected to Congress Nov. 3, as reported by the Advisory Board.

Newly elected: 

  • Diana Harshbarger, R-Tenn., a pharmacist 
  • Ronny Jackson, MD, R-Texas, a former White House physician
  • Rep. Roger Marshall, MD, R-Kan., a physician 


  • Rep. Ami Bera, MD, D-Calif., a physician and former CMO for Sacramento County
  • Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, RN, D-Texas, former chief psychiatric nurse at the Dallas VA Hospital
  • Rep. Larry Bucshon, MD, R-Ind., a cardiothoracic surgeon and former president of Evansville, Ind.-based Ohio Valley HeartCare
  • Rep. Michael Burgess, MD, R-Texas, a physician 
  • Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., a pharmacist
  • Rep. Scott DesJarlais, MD, R-Tenn., a physician
  • Rep. Neal Dunn, MD, R-Fla., urologist and founder of Panama City Urology Center
  • Rep. Drew Ferguson, DMD, R-Ga., a dentist
  • Rep. Andy Harris, MD, R-Md., an anesthesiologist
  • Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., founder of Boston-based Eastern Healthcare Partners
  • Rep. Raul Ruiz, MD, D-Calif., a physician
  • Rep. Kim Schrier, MD, D-Wash., a pediatrician
  • Rep. Mike Simpson, DMD, R-Idaho, a dentist
  • Rep. Lauren Underwood, RN, D-Ill., nurse and former adviser at HHS under former President Barack Obama's administration
  • Rep. Brad Wenstrup, DPM, R-Ohio, podiatrist and trauma surgeon

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