For Immediate Release
May 19, 2012
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Don. R. Read, MD, a Dallas colon and rectal surgeon, was reelected to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees. TMA’s House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking board, reelected Dr. Read to the position during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference in Dallas, May 18-19. He was first elected to the board in 2009.
Dr. Read has an extensive history of leadership in organized medicine. He served on TMA’s Patient-Physician Advocacy Committee for six years, including two years as chair. Dr. Read also served as president of the medical staff at Medical City Dallas Hospital and president of the Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS). While president of DCMS, Dr. Read launched Project Access Dallas, a program that provides free health care to Dallas’s uninsured. After surviving West Nile virus in 2005, Dr. Read created the West Nile Support Group in Dallas and volunteers his time helping and supporting patients diagnosed with the disease. For his dedication and commitment to his community and organized medicine, colleagues awarded Dr. Read DCMS’s 2012 Max Cole Leadership Award.
A graduate of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Read is board certified in colon and rectal surgery and general surgery and practices at Texas Colon & Rectal Surgeons in Dallas.
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing nearly 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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