About the Subcommittee for Academic Physicians

The subcommittee’s work focuses on the following three charges:

  1. Representing the unique concerns and interests of academic physicians;
  2. Informing the Council on Medical Education, TMA members, and policy-makers of policy issues of primary importance to physicians in academic medicine; and
  3. Exploring and implementing activities, programs, and services to allow TMA to better serve the needs and interests of academic physicians.

Through three regularly scheduled meetings each year, the subcommittee focuses its efforts on activities that support physicians who have made a commitment to preparing the next generation of physicians.  Examples of the subcommittee’s work are included on this website

Membership Roster

Lisa R. Nash, DO, Chair
Associate Dean, Educational Programs
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine 
University of North Texas HSC

Syed S. Azhar, MD 
Interim Residency Program Director, Family Medicine
The University of Texas Medical Branch

Carlos Hamilton, Jr., MD
Executive Vice President
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Kathryn V. Horn, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine  

William J. Krippner, Jr., MD 
Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Management
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Jeffrey L. Levin, MD
Professor and Chair, Occupational Health Sciences
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

Kaparaboyna Ashok Kumar, MD, FRCS
Professor and Vice Chair for Medical Student Education
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Curtis R. Mirkes, DO 
Assistant Professor, Associate Residency Program Director
Texas A&M Health Science Center/Scott & White

Carlos Vallbona, MD 
Distinguished Service Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Surendra Varma, MD 
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education & Resident Affairs
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center  

Ronald S. Walters, MD
Associate Vice President of Medical Operations & Informatics
MD Anderson Cancer Center

TMA Staff:

Marcia Collins 
Director, Medical Education Department

Jennifer McHaney
Coordinator, Medical Education Department

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