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

University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lisa R. Nash, DO, MS-HPEd, FAAFP, Chair
Associate Dean, Educational Programs

Alternate member:  
Kollier (Kip) Hinkle, MD  
Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Baylor College of Medicine
Joslyn (Joey) W. Fisher, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine & Medical Ethics

Alternate member:
David J. Hyman, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Family and Community Medicine

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Diane Bodurka, MD, MPH
Vice-President, Medical Education
Professor, Gynecologic Oncology & Reproductive Science 

Alternate member:
Jean-Bernard Durand, MD
Associate Professor, Cardiology  

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

Alternate member: Pending 

Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
Curtis R. Mirkes, DO
Assistant Professor, Associate Residency Program Director, Internal Medicine 

Alternate member:  
Austin L. Metting, MD
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency 

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Surendra Varma, MD
Executive Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education & Resident Affairs
Ted Hartman Chair in Medical Education
University Distinguished Professor and
Vice-Chair, Pediatrics    

Alternate member:  Pending 

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

Alternate member:  Pending 

UT Health Northeast, Tyler
Jeffrey L. Levin, MD, MSPH
Senior Vice President for Clinical and Academic Affairs
Professor and Chair, Occupational Health Sciences 

Alternate member:  Pending

UTHealth, Houston
Carlos Hamilton Jr., MD
Special Advisor to the President
Professor of Internal Medicine 

Alternate member:  Pending

UTMB Health, Galveston
Syed S. Azhar, MD, MBA
Professor, Department of Family Medicine 

Alternate member:  
Steve A. Lieberman, MD
Senior Dean for Administration
John P. McGovern Distinguished Chair in Oslerian Medicine 

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

Alternate member:  Pending

TMA Staff:

Marcia Collins 
Director, Medical Education Department

Jennifer McHaney
Coordinator, Medical Education Department


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