The Texas Medical Association (TMA) installed Edinburg gastroenterologist Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, as its 152nd president. He took office in a ceremony before TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Houston. He will lead America’s largest state medical society for one year.
TMA’s History of Medicine Committee presents an online exhibit featuring portraits and short biographical sketches of all TMA presidents beginning with the organization of the State Medical Association of Texas in 1853. Read the biographies in the notes section below each slide. And, check out the page of interesting facts about TMA presidents. This online exhibit is a work in progress; we will add more biographies during the year.
The TMA Leadership College (TMALC) was established in 2010 as part of TMA's effort to ensure strong and sustainable physician leadership with organized medicine. TMALC graduates serve as thought leaders who can close the divide among clinicians and health care policymakers, and as trusted leaders within their local communities.
Austin Physician Wins TMA’s Highest Honor Joseph P. Annis, MD of Austin receives the 2016 TMA Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Annis was presented the award at a meeting of TMA’s House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body, during TexMed, its annual conference, in Dallas. TMA’s Board of Councilors selected him for the award.
Rock-solid support among TMA faithful isn't uncommon. Indeed, frustrated by changes in health care, many Texas doctors and their office staffs view the organization as a white-hatted cowboy battling valiantly on their behalf.
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