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Abilene Physician Becomes TMA's 149th President
Austin I. King, MD, of Abilene, is the149th president of the Texas Medical Association. He took the oath of office before TMA’s House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body, during its annual meeting in Fort Worth.
TMA Leadership Team Fights for Your Patients
Biography of TMA President Austin I. King, MD
TMA must continue to preserve the autonomy of physicians and the integrity of the patient-physician relationship. “We often cannot control change,” he said, “but we can control how we respond. I believe patients and physicians must come together to reclaim health care. Only together can we face the challenge of improving health care for future generations.”
TMA Leadership Through the Ages
TMA’s History of Medicine Committee presents an online exhibit featuring portraits and short biographical sketches of all
beginning with the organization of the State Medical Association of Texas in 1853. Read the biographies in the notes section below each slide. And, check out the page of
about TMA presidents. This online exhibit is a work in progress; we will add more biographies during the year.
The TMA Leadership College
The TMA Leadership College (TMALC) was established in 2010 as part of TMA's effort to ensure strong and sustainable physician leadership with organized medicine. TMALC graduates serve as thought leaders who can close the divide among clinicians and health care policymakers, and as trusted leaders within their local communities.
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