Dr. John J. Dreyzehner

National Advisory Board Member
Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health

• Moderator Clinical Track: What to Do After an Overdose Reversal: Engaging Patients in Addiction Treatment
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
• Moderator PDMP Track: Risk Behaviors, Morbidity and Mortality
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm

Dreyzehner_John-lgDr. John J. Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM, joined Governor Bill Haslam’s cabinet September 19, 2011, as the 12th Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, having more than 20 years of service in clinical and public health leadership at the federal, state and local levels. He began his medical service in 1989 as a U.S. Air Force flight surgeon. Following honorable discharge as a major, he spent several years practicing occupational medicine, joining the Virginia Department of Health in 2002. He also concurrently practiced addiction medicine for several years while working on substance abuse prevention in his public health role. Dr. Dreyzehner graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and earned his Master of Public Health degree at the University of Utah, where he also completed his residency in Occupational Medicine. He and his wife Jana, a child psychiatrist, have two sons.