Several Tyler-Longview-Kilgore physicians have accepted leadership positions within the Texas Medical Association (TMA). TMA physicians and medical students who are appointed or elected to one of TMA’s 30 boards, councils, and committees are responsible for studying and recommending action on important issues affecting Texas patients and health care policy.
Jayshree P. Patel, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist in practice for two years, was appointed to TMA’s Committee on Physician Distribution and Health Care Access. The committee analyzes the physician, nursing, and allied health workforce and its impact patients’ ability to receive health care, and promotes careers in medicine and the health professions. Dr. Patel is a member of the Rusk County Medical Society.
Yasser Zeid, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist in practice for 15 years, was elected to TMA’s Council on Science and Public Health. This council develops policy on high-priority public health and medical science issues, provides physicians with evidence-based public health and scientific information, and communicates TMA policy on these issues. Dr. Zeid is a member of the Gregg-Upshur County Medical Society.
Judy C. Googins, MD, a psychiatrist in practice for 19 years, was appointed consultant to TMA’s Committee on Physician Health and Rehabilitation. The committee provides support and outreach directly related to the treatment and rehabilitation of physicians with impairments.
Jeffrey Levin, MD, MSPH, an occupational medicine specialist in practice for 25 years, was appointed consultant to TMA’s Council on Science and Public Health.
Jonathan E. MacClements, MD, a family physician in practice for 15 years, was reappointed to TMA’s Committee on Physician Distribution and Health Care Access.
Frank T. Ward, MD, an oncologist in practice for 25 years, was reappointed to TMA’s Committee on Cancer. The committee supervises TMA’s cancer-related activities, educates physicians and patients about cancer, and works with other groups on cancer-related care and issues.
The Tyler physicians are members of the Smith County Medical Society.
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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