John M. Zerwas, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor, Health Affairs
The University of Texas System
John M. Zerwas joined The University of Texas System as executive vice chancellor for health affairs in October 2019. He provides oversight and guidance for the six health institutions that make up the UT System, one of the largest networks of academic health institutions in the country. In March 2020, Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Dr. Zerwas to the Supply Chain Strike Force to assist with hospital and healthcare preparedness related to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also serves on the state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel. Prior to joining UT System, Dr. Zerwas served the citizens of Texas House District 28 for seven legislative terms in the Texas House of Representatives. A physician for more than 30 years, Dr. Zerwas is past president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. In 1996, he co-founded a Houston area group practice, which became part of U.S. Anesthesia Partners in 2012. He remained active in the practice until 2019.