Tom Fitzgerald is the husband of OB-GYN and two-time Republican candidate for Congress, Brenda Fitzgerald who is said to step down as director of the CDC less than a year in the role.
Tom’s wife was appointed to the important post last July by President Trump but recent reports say Fitzgerald has resign due to conflicts of interest. A day prior, Politico reported she had purchased shares in a tobacco company just weeks after she took the position at the nation’s top public health agency.
In the job, Tom’s wife was also named administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, which is also based in Atlanta. That agency oversees work on the public health effects of hazardous substances in the environment.
The 70-year-old received a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia State University in 1972 and was awarded a medical degree from Emory University in 1977.
She is a former major in the U.S. Air Force, and a one-time president of the Georgia OB-GYN Society. During Gingrich’s tenure as House speaker, she served as one of his health care policy advisers.
She practiced medicine for about three decades in Carrollton, a city west of Atlanta; and was named state commissioner of public health in 2011. She has been involved in partisan politics, having run twice for the Republican nomination for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the early 1990s.
She and her husband Tom, also a physician reside in Carrollton, Georgia.
Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald has been married to Brenda Fitzgerald for over four decades. Together they are the parents of two adult children. According to a profile on his wife, the couple have donated more than $25,000 to Republican candidates and causes, including $2,000 to her boss Tom Price, a former House member.
A physician directory states, Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald is an emergency medicine doctor in Carrollton, Georgia and is affiliated with Tanner Medical Center-Carrollton.
He received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 30 years. The Carrollton native joined the medical staff at Tanner Health System in 1985, and helped redesign the ED. Since then, changes and upgrades have made it even more efficient. He retired from Tanner Health System in 2015.