Terry Dwelle, M.D.
Terry Dwelle, M.D., was appointed to the office of state health officer by Governor John Hoeven in October 2001. Previously, Dr. Dwelle served as chief medical officer for the department. Dr. Dwelle earned his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine, graduating cum laude. He later received a master's degree in public health and tropical medicine from Tulane University. A Garrison, N.D. native, Dr. Dwelle has worked with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indian Health Service. In addition, he practiced pediatrics in Bismarck, N.D., for many years. Most recently, Dr. Dwelle headed development of the Community Health Evangelism Program in East Africa.