AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Dr. Ambrosio “Amos” Hernandez, Mayor of Pharr, to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee. The lieutenant governor issued this statement regarding the announcement:
“I am proud to appoint Dr. Hernandez to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Oversight Committee. Responsible stewardship of CPRIT will help attract top talent to Texas and investment in our state. Texas has made the fight against cancer a priority and we are a world leader in cancer research as a result.”
Dr. Hernandez was elected Mayor of Pharr, Texas, in May 2015, a position in which he currently serves. He is also the Medical Director of Surgical Services at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, a practicing pediatric surgeon at Rio Grande Regional Hospital and Edinburg Children’s Hospital, and Chief Medical Compliance Officer at Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas.