Leadership

County Medical Societies - 07/16/2020

Links to Texas County Medical Societies


TMA Foundation Adds Trustees, Elects Officer - 07/15/2020

Two physicians and a medical student have joined the Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) Board of Trustees, and the Board has selected a new officer. The new trustees and officer began serving this summer for TMAF, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Medical Association.


Health Policy Expert Selected as TMA VP of Medical Economics - 07/15/2020

Robert C. Bennett, an Austin-based health policy expert, was named the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) vice president of medical economics. In his new role, Mr. Bennett will develop and manage TMA’s medical economic policy and advocacy at the state and national level. He also will develop strategies and support services that help physicians navigate health care rules and regulations, while leading a staff division.


Program Overview - 07/10/2020

Guidelines, application process, and costs for the TMA Leadership College.


Schedule-at-a-Glance - 07/10/2020

Scholars must complete all of the following programs to graduate from the program.


Apply For a TMA Student Leadership Position Today - 07/07/2020

When you think about your future as a physician, do you see yourself not only treating patients, but also shaping state and national health policy or being involved in medical leadership? If you answered yes, get started on that future by serving on the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (MSS) Executive Council, which directs the activities of the section at the state level.


Texas Doctors Laud Fort Worth Physician, Installed Today as AMA President - 06/08/2020

When Fort Worth allergist Susan Rudd Bailey, MD, becomes president of the American Medical Association (AMA) this evening, it will be the natural culmination of an exceptional physician’s outstanding career, Dr. Bailey’s Texas colleagues said.


Veteran Lobbyist Dan Finch to Lead Texas Medical Association Advocacy Team - 06/02/2020

Dan Finch, a trusted advocate for Texas physicians for nearly 40 years, is the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) new vice president for advocacy, TMA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Darrouzet announced today.


Board of Trustees - 05/13/2020

TMA Board of Trustees


Houston Emergency Physician Becomes TMA’s 155th President Amidst Public Health Emergency - 05/05/2020

Standing in a near-empty auditorium in the Texas Medical Association (TMA) headquarters, Houston emergency physician Diana L. Fite, MD, today took the oath of office to become the 155th president of America’s largest state medical society. TMA installed Dr. Fite as president before a live and online gathering of the organization’s Board of Trustees and outgoing president David C. Fleeger, MD.


San Antonians Elected TMA Alliance President, President-Elect - 05/05/2020

The Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) has elected two San Antonio residents as its president and president-elect. President Martha Vijjeswarapu and President-Elect Jennifer Hailey Lewis began their one-year terms Friday. TMAA is the community service and advocacy arm of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), comprising physicians and their spouses and partners.


TMA Names Valley Physician President-Elect, Picks Top Posts in Historic Meeting - 05/05/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the action of the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) “Disaster Board of Trustees” to fill in for its policymaking body to elect TMA’s president-elect for the first time in its 167-year history, choosing Edinburg internist E. Linda Villarreal, MD, for the position, while also naming several other top leaders.


TMA Brings its Fite: Incoming TMA President Diana Fite, MD - 05/04/2020

Incoming TMA President Diana Fite, MD, plans to take on low Medicaid pay and the litany of intrusions taking time away from patient care and contributing to physician burnout


Presidents of the Texas Medical Association - 05/02/2020

Presidents of the Texas Medical Association


YPS 2019-2020 Executive Council - 02/12/2020

Young Physician Section Executive Council


El Paso Emergency Community Honored for Shooting Response - 02/06/2020

Texas Medical Association President David C. Fleeger, MD, recognized the entire emergency medical community of El Paso on Wednesday for their response to a mass shooting that killed 22 people and injured 24 others last year.


TMA to Honor Physicians, Trauma Teams for Walmart Shooting Response - 02/04/2020

The president of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) will honor the many physicians, hospital caregivers, emergency medical technicians, and others who responded to the tragic El Paso Walmart shooting on Aug. 3, 2019. A gunman shot and killed 22 people and injured 24 others, many of whom received care in area hospitals. TMA President David C. Fleeger, MD, will present a TMA President’s Award to members of El Paso’s emergency medicine community at a brief ceremony.


TMA Honors Dallas Physician With Public Health Lifetime Achievement Award - 01/27/2020

The Texas Medical Association (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.


Q&A: Mobilizing Members - 11/07/2019

Michael J. Darrouzet takes over as TMA chief executive.


Commentary: A Voice in Medicine is a Voice for Our Patients - 10/22/2019

Just like every physician, I want to be the best doctor for my patients. There is the obvious way – as a capable di-agnostician and clinician. While a necessary and valuable role, as clinicians we only impact one person at a time. To have a bigger impact on the health of our communities we must take medicine outside of the exam room and engage in health care advocacy.


Biography of TMA President David C. Fleeger, MD - 09/24/2019

David C. Fleeger, MD, was installed as the Texas Medical Association’s 154th president on May 18, 2019 in Dallas. Dr. Fleeger is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon and managing partner of his nine-member group practice in Austin, Texas. Caring for patients every day enables Dr. Fleeger to observe the best — and sometimes the most aggravating — parts of medicine. One of his priorities will be to work to remove barriers between physicians and the patients who need their care.


San Angelo Physicians Assume TMA Leadership Positions - 09/12/2019

Two San Angelo physicians will begin new terms in Texas Medical Association (TMA) leadership positions during the TMA Fall Conference this week.


Temple Physicians Assume TMA Leadership Positions - 09/10/2019

Three Temple physicians will begin terms in Texas Medical Association (TMA) leadership positions during the TMA Fall Conference next week.


Dallas-Area Physicians to Begin Serving in TMA Leadership Positions - 09/10/2019

Seventeen Dallas-area physicians will begin new terms of service in Texas Medical Association (TMA) leadership positions next week during the TMA Fall Conference.  The physicians are in Dallas, Flower Mound, Frisco, McKinney, Murphy, and Plano.


Abilene Physician to Begin Serving in TMA Leadership Position - 09/10/2019

Joshua B. Reed, DO, an Abilene family physician in practice for five years, was appointed to serve on the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Committee on Membership. He will begin his three-year term in September during the TMA Fall Conference.