For Immediate Release
May 21, 2012
Contact: Pam Udall
phone: (512) 370-1382
cell: (512) 413-6807
phone: (512) 370-1381
cell: (512) 656-7320
The Texas Medical Association (TMA) elected representatives to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates. TMA’s House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body, elected new AMA delegates during TexMed, the association’s annual conference May 18-19 in Dallas.
Reelected delegates are:
Robert B. Morrow, MD, Sugar Land family physician; A. Tomas Garcia, MD, Houston cardiologist; Art Klawitter, MD, Needville family physician; Larry E. Reaves, MD, Fort Worth plastic surgeon; David C. Fleeger, MD, Austin colon and rectal surgeon; Vijay Koli, MD, San Antonio family physician; Asa C. Lockhart, MD, Tyler anesthesiologist; and William H. Fleming, MD, Houston neurologist.
Newly elected alternate delegates are:
G. Ray Callas, MD, Beaumont anesthesiologist and Arlo F. Weltge, MD, Houston emergency medicine physician.
Reelected alternate delegates are:
Diana L. Fite, MD, of Tomball; David D. Teuscher, MD, of Beaumont; Kenneth L. Mattox, MD, of Houston; Leslie H. Secrest, MD, of Dallas; Brad G. Butler, MD, of Longview; resident Seema Varghees, MD, of Temple; and medical student Sam Yi of Fort Worth.
The AMA House of Delegates is the national medical society’s principal policymaking body. TMA’s 16 delegates and 15 alternate delegates represent TMA policy at AMA house meetings, promote Texas physicians and medical students for AMA elected and appointed positions and awards, and present TMA resolutions to AMA.
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 46,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 120 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.
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