International Medical Graduate Doctor: August 2010

 International Medical Graduate Doctor is an e-newsletter of the Texas Medical Association International Medical Graduate Section.

 The TMA International Medical Graduate Section met during TexMed, TMA's annual meeting, in May 2010. Among other business, section members elected these officers to the IMG Section Governing Council. 

Kiran Shah, MD
Chair
(409) 948-3810
kiranshah@verizon.net 

Natarajan Bala, MD
Vice Chair
(281) 481-9400
Natbala@hotmail.com  

M. Antonieta Gonzales, MD, MBA
Secretary
(210) 885-3184
mantoniogonzales@usa.net 

Robina Poonawala, MD
Delegate
(512) 440-8989
robin.pinwale@gmail.com  

Arnold Ravdel, MD
Alternate Delegate
(713) 691-0432
arva@hal-pc.org  

Arti Gupta, MD
Member at large
(214) 395-3810
gupta@dneph.com  

Udipi P. Rao, MD
Member at large
(432) 334-0433
upraomd@yahoo.com  

Russell Kridel, MD, from the TMA Foundation spoke about the foundation's activity and encouraged section members' continued support.

Officers Attend AMA Annual Meeting

Drs. Shah and Gonzales attended the American Medical Association's annual IMG Section meetings in Chicago, June 11-12, where they participated in discussions about bundled payment, gain-sharing payment models, observership, lack of diversity in leadership, and more.

The TMA IMG Section sponsored AMA's Desserts From Around the World reception. This well-attended event benefited the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Mark Your Calendar: TMA Fall Conference

  • The TMA IMG Section will meet on Oct. 16, 2010 , during TMA Fall Conference at the Hyatt Regency Austin. Information about the conference is available on the TMA website .

Contact the TMA IMG Section


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