May 3, 2014
Brad G. Butler, MD, a Longview anesthesiologist,
was elected today to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees. He
is the first physician elected to the new board seat representing TMA’s Young Physician Section.
The section is made up of physicians under the age of 40 or in their first eight
years of practice.
“I am honored to be the first
board member to represent TMA’s Young Physician Section,” said Dr. Butler. “I bring a passion
for taking care of patients, and an awareness of the challenges facing today’s
Dr. Butler is in private
practice and is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. A decorated
member of the Air Force Reserve, he is chief of aerospace medicine at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
Dr. Butler has been active in organized medicine for almost
17 years, beginning when he was in medical school. Dr. Butler has served as
chair of TMA’s Medical Student Section (MSS), Resident and Fellow Section
(RFS), and YPS, as well as speaker and member of the governing councils of the
American Medical Association (AMA) RFS and MSS. He also has chaired the TMA
Committee on Professional Liability and served on TMA’s Council on Legislation.
Currently, Dr. Butler is an alternate delegate to the Texas
Delegation to the AMA and has been a member of the TMA House of Delegates for
many years. Dr. Butler also serves on the TMA Political Action Committee
(TEXPAC) Board of Directors.
Dr. Butler is a member of the Gregg-Upshur County Medical
Society and served as its president in 2009. He sits on the Hardin-Simmons
University Board of Trustees and received the university’s Outstanding Young
Alumni Award in 2010.
Dr. Butler graduated from Texas A&M Health Science Center College
of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the
University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, and a residency in anesthesiology at The University of Texas
Health Science Center at San Antonio.
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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