Board names new Allen County health commissioner

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Published: Jul. 18, 2022 at 9:46 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - The Allen County Department of Health has chosen their new candidate for health commissioner after Dr. Matthew Sutter steps down.

The board has chosen Dr. Thomas Gutwein M.D. as the county’s next top doctor. Dr. Gutwein is currently an emergency medical physician and he’s affiliated with several hospitals in the area. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

In April, current health commissioner Dr. Matthew Sutter announced he was stepping down. He has been in the position since the pandemic began and took a lot of criticism over his health regulations.

Dr. Gutwein takes over the position Tuesday.

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