Dedicated patriot, and a committed Republican.
Early in life, Jon was taught the importance of taking care of your neighbors and your community. That’s why after graduating from Duke University on a scholarship, he decided to attend medical school at the University of Tennessee where he trained as a surgeon. Dr. Spiers continued his medical training in cardiac and thoracic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
As a cardiac surgeon, Dr. Spiers introduced innovative surgical techniques to the fields of heart and vascular surgery, often using existing and emerging technology in new ways. He was among the first US surgeons to perform “keyhole” beating-heart cardiac surgery.
When a hand injury ended his career in the operating room, Dr. Jon went on to pursue a new professional calling in health law and policy, earning a law degree from the University of Houston. Jon currently leads the Spiers Group, a legal practice focused on health policy where he works closely with innovators seeking to upend the health care status quo. He has also successfully championed technology that improves health care quality while slashing it’s cost and has advised state and federal leaders on a variety of healthcare topics.
A retired Army reservist, Dr. Spiers is a member of the Advisory Board for the national health nonprofit HealthCorps and is actively involved in its Texas Two-Step: Save A Life Campaign, which provides free hands-only CPR training to the public, as well as speaking to many community groups and students about the opioid and substance abuse crisis. Dr. Spiers lends his expertise to the Wellness Committee for Combined Arms; a group of non-profit organizations focused on helping veterans and their families. He is also an Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scouts of America Troop 55 in Houston, and a life-member of the National Rifle Association.
Dr. Jon lives with his wife, Dana, in Houston. They have four children and attend church at St. John the Divine.