Two Corpus Christi physicians have accepted new 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.
Daniel Vijjeswarapu, MD, a pediatrician in practice for 14 years, was elected to TMA’s Committee on Child and Adolescent Health. The committee promotes policies to encourage the development of healthy young Texans.
Gerard J. Voorhees, MD, a radiation oncologist in practice for 21 years, was appointed 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.
Both physicians are members of the Nueces 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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Sept. 20, 2012
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