Dr. David Carlyle is a practicing, board-certified family physician and co-medical director of Homeward Hospice, as well as the former chair of the Iowa Legislative Healthcare Coverage Commission. For more than 25 years, he has served on legislative committees and a variety of commissions for the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians, the Iowa Medical Society, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He was on the Iowa Tobacco Use and Prevention and Control Board Commission for six years, serving as chair for two years. Dr. Carlyle is a former chair of the Board of Director for the Iowa Prescription Drug Corporation, a nonprofit organization that provides medicines to the uninsured. He has been honored for his wide-ranging work in public health, receiving the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Award for Public Health, two Iowa Senate Commendations for his work for children’s insurance and anti-tobacco efforts, as well as numerous other awards and special acknowledgments for his work as a physician. He received an appointment to the United States Advisory Board to the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (Co-Op) Program. He earned his BA from the University of Notre Dame and his MD from the University of Iowa. Dr. Carlyle is a staunch advocate for healthcare reform not only in Iowa but across the country, as well. He lives in Ames, Iowa with his wife. Their two daughters also are physicians.