Four Central Texas 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.
Juan G. Posada Jr., MD, an oncologist for 33 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.
David M. Bonnet, MD, an internist for three 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 evidence-based public health and scientific information, and communicates TMA policy on these issues.
Belinda Kohl-Thomas, MD, who has practiced obstetrics and gynecology for 12 years, was reappointed to TMA’s Committee on Maternal and Perinatal Health. The committee reviews laws, regulations, and activities that affect the health of newborn babies and their mothers.
These physicians are members of the Bell County Medical Society (CMS).
Joe Edwin Monk, MD, an anesthesiologist for 23 years, was elected to TMA’s Council on Socioeconomics. The council makes recommendations related to the socioeconomic aspects of medical care and regulations. Dr. Monk is a member of the McLennan CMS.
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.
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