May 9, 2014
Roxanne M. Tyroch, MD, an El Paso internist, was elected to represent
Texas physicians as an alternate delegate to the American Medical Association’s
(AMA’s) House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body. Dr. Tyroch was
elected at TexMed, the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) annual conference in
am honored to serve as an AMA alternate delegate,” said Dr. Tyroch. “Regardless
of where we live, where we work, or what our talents are, physicians must work
together to protect the sanctity of this honor and privilege we call ‘the
practice of medicine.’ ”
Dr. Tyroch has a long history of leadership within TMA. She
chaired the Committee on Patient-Physician Advocacy, served on the Reference
Committee on Financial and Organization Affairs, and currently serves on the
Council on Legislation. Dr. Tyroch is a member of the Border Health Caucus and has
visited Washington on behalf of patients and physicians along the U.S.-Mexico
border. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Medical
Foundation, a health quality improvement organization, since 2009 and was
recently elected to her second year on its executive committee.
Dr. Tyroch is a member of the El Paso County Medical Society where she serves on
its executive committee and as a delegate to TMA.
Tyroch practices medicine at multiple hospitals in El Paso and is launching a
start-up called Intellimedicine that begins operations May 2014. She is a
graduate of the University of Arizona Medical School.
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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