• Recognizing excellence in practicing, supporting, exploring, and examining medicine and science elevates the profession of medicine. TMA celebrates outstanding physicians, medical students, teachers, and journalists who serve as role models in improving the health of all Texans.

  • TMA Physicians and Staff

  • "Fight the Good Fight": Fleeger Awarded TMA's Highest Honor

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    TMA bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, upon Austin colon and rectal surgeon David C. Fleeger, MD, for his confident leadership during difficult times. More on a career of service.

    More on a Career of Service  
  • Texas Physician Leaders Win Top AMA Honors for Pandemic Achievements

    Advancing COVID-19 vaccines and countering vaccine misinformation. Going to great lengths to secure personal protective equipment. Bolstering physician morale and professionalism in turbulent times.

    The awards were presented Saturday during the general session of the Texas Medical Association’s virtual 2022 Winter Conference.

  • TMA Honors Dallas Physician With Public Health Lifetime Achievement Award

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    TMA presented its inaugural Laurance N. Nickey, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award to Robert W. Haley, MD, director of the Division of Epidemiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a TMA physician leader. Doctors presented the award Saturday at the 2020 TMA Winter Conference in Austin.

    Outstanding Contributions to Medicine in Public Health  
  • AMA Honors TMA Attorney With Lifetime Achievement Award

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    The American Medical Association has honored Donald P. “Rocky” Wilcox, vice president and general counsel of the Texas Medical Association, with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors a medical association executive who has contributed substantially to the goals and ideals of the medical profession.

    More About “Rocky” Wilcox  
  • Special Interest Sections

  • TMA Resident and Fellow: J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award 

    Dallas neurosurgeon Bradley Lega, MD, has received the J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award for his service to physicians-in-training, or medical residents. TMA Resident and Fellow Section recognized Dr. Lega during TexMed, TMA’s annual meeting, in Houston.

    The award honors a TMA physician who has provided outstanding mentoring and service to residents and fellows — medical school graduates completing specialty training prior to practicing medicine on their own.

    Meet Dr. Bradley Lega

  • Young at Heart Award

    • The TMA Young Physician Section Young at Heart Award was implemented in 1992 to recognize a TMA physician member or group of TMA physician members who have provided exceptional guidance and support to the Section or to young physicians in general.
    • View the history and award recipients.
  • TMA Medical Students Awards

    Awarded each year at TMA's annual meeting.

    Chapter of the Year -UT Southwestern Medical School its 2022 Chapter of the Year.

    TMA Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) chapter of the year. Awarded annually to the chapter of TMA that exemplifies leadership, dedication, and service to TMA, the AMA, their respective Medical Student Sections, and all Texans. At TexMed 1998, TMA-MSS established the Outstanding Chapter of the Year award. This award recognizes the TMA-MSS Chapter which serves the section and excels in furthering TMA-MSS goals and policies for a better Texas.

    Student of the Year - Kate Russell

    Awarded annually to the Texas medical student exemplifying outstanding service to TMA's Medical Student Section. At TexMed 1998, TMA-MSS established the Outstanding Student on the Year award. This award recognizes a student member which serves the section and excels in furthering TMA-MSS goals and policies for a better Texas. Any medical student (except current TMA-MSS Executive Council members) is eligible to receive this award.

    C. Frank Webber, MD Award - Arlo F. Weltge, MD, Houston emergency physician.

    Created in 1987, the C. Frank Webber, MD Award is given annually by the TMA Student Section to honor a Texas physician for his or her outstanding service to the Medical Student Section and its members. The award is given in recognition of Dr. Webber’s leadership and dedication to medical students.  His efforts prompted the development of the strong student organization within TMA.

  • Other Awards

  • Excellence in Science Teaching Awards

    These awards were created in 1990 to honor elementary, middle, and high school teachers who share their energy and enthusiasm for science through creative and innovative methods to cultivate student interest in medicine and science.

    Meet Our 2022 Winners
  • Awards for Health Reporting Excellence

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    TMA’s Anson Jones, MD, Awards honor print, broadcast, and online journalists from across the state for outstanding health reporting. The annual awards, which began in 1957, are named after pioneer physician, statesman, and prolific writer Anson Jones, MD.

    2022 TMA Anson Jones, MD, Award Winners  
  • TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state.

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?