Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. is our next speaker at the June 20th Elephant Club Meeting. He’ll provide details on the 2017 Legislative session including how the administration’s priorities played out. Sign up now for the June 20th Elephant Club at YaYa’s.
Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. is a fifth generation Kansan from Hays who is dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives on the personal, state, national and international level.
Dr. Colyer led the Kansas Medicaid transformation, which will save Kansans $1 billion over 10 years, while increasing services. This was done without reducing provider payments and has actually increased the number of Kansans covered by the new KanCare manged care program.
Dr. Colyer earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in international relations from Cambridge University, and a medical doctorate from University of Kansas, School of Medicine.
Dr. Colyer and his wife, Ruth, have been married since 1991 and have three daughters Alexandra, Serena and Dominique.
Over the last 25 years, Dr. Colyer has volunteered, as a surgeon, in dangerous war zones such as Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans, Libya, and Africa. He was an International Medical Corps volunteer and the only surgeon in southern Rwanda during the genocide that killed 800,000 people.
Dr. Colyer also served as a White House Fellow under President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush in international affairs.
At home in Kansas, Dr. Colyer is driven to serve his community. As a craniofacial/plastic surgeon he is passionate about reconstructing complex skull and facial deformities in children. Elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006 and the Kansas Senate in 2008, Dr. Colyer has been a leader on taxes, fiscally responsible budgeting and healthcare policy.