Biography of TMA President Ladon W. Homer, MD

 

Ladon W. Homer, MD, Fort Worth
President-Elect
Texas Medical Association
2005-2006 

Ladon Homer, MD, of Fort Worth, Texas, was born in Caddo Parrish, La., at the height of the depression years. However, he considers himself a "born-again Texan" because, as he says, he got here as fast as he could.       

He and his wife, Mary Ann, were high school sweethearts, and he considers his decision to move to Texas and ask her to be his wife as the two best decisions he ever made. He received his MD degree in 1965 from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, Calif., and took his post-graduate medical training at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.

After an academic appointment at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, he left academia and began a long and satisfying career in the private practice of pathology, first at Madison Hospital, in Madison, Tenn., and then at Huguley Memorial Hospital in Fort Worth. He served as president of the medical staff in both facilities and received the distinguished physician award from Madison Hospital in 1978. He was named physician of the year at Huguley Hospital in 1995.

Dr. Homer has a long list of honors and trail of service, which testify to his immense pride in his chosen profession of medicine. He has served in the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates continuously since 1980, holding a variety of offices including service on the Council on Scientific Affairs, chair of the Council on Constitution and Bylaws, and chair of the Board of Trustees.

He served as president of the Tarrant County Medical Society and the Texas Society of Pathologists and received the Distinguished Caldwell Award of Excellence from his peers in 2001. He currently holds the positions of president-elect of the Texas Medical Association; vice president of the Texas Medical Foundation; and delegate to the American Medical Association, a post he has held since 1994.

Mrs. Homer is 2005-06 president of the American Medical Association Alliance.

A special source of pride for Dr. and Mrs. Homer is their family, which includes three children and five grandchildren. Both sons are Fort Worth-area physicians. 

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