Fort Worth Physician Elected President of TMA Foundation

May 23, 2013

G. Sealy Massingill, MD, a Fort Worth obstetrician and gynecologist, was elected president of the Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) Board of Trustees. TMAF, the philanthropic arm of the nation’s largest state medical society, makes initiatives possible that stress prevention and healthier lifestyles for more Texans. TMAF raises funds and connects medicine, business, and community groups that carry out these programs at the local and state levels.

“We all have a stake in a healthier Texas,” said Dr. Massingill. “Yet chronic conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and stroke affect many Texans and carry an enormous burden in terms of cost and human suffering. That’s why I will work to expand the foundation’s collaborative efforts — to join more physicians, businesses and community groups who, with grant support from TMAF, can best impact the health of their communities.”

Dr. Massingill chairs the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at JPS Health Network, is an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is medical director of midwifery at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.

Dr. Massingill also dedicates his time to organized medicine by serving on the Texas Medical Association’s Committee on Continuing Education and previously on the Committee on Maternal and Perinatal Health. He is the immediate past president of the Tarrant County Medical Society and is a section vice chair for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for District XI.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 47,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 112 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans. TMA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the association and raises funds to support the public health and science priority initiatives of TMA and the family of medicine.
 

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