David Lakey, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs & Chief Medical Officer, The University of Texas System; Professor of Medicine, The University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center
David Lakey, M.D. is the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at The University of Texas System, and Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center. He serves as the executive sponsor for the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies, the executive sponsor for the Texas Health Improvement Network, and as the presiding officer of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium. He also serves on the state’s COVID Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel.
Prior to joining U. T., Dr. Lakey was the Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. From 1998 to 2006, he served as the chief of the Division of Clinical Infectious Disease and medical director of the Center for Pulmonary and Infectious Disease Control at the University of Texas Health Center in Tyler. Dr. Lakey graduated from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed his internal medicine, pediatrics, and infectious disease training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.