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Meet Your New TMA Medical Student Section Executive Council - 08/07/2020

Members and voting representatives from all 13 Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section chapters elected the section’s 2020-2021 executive council during a meeting held July 26.


Lou Goodman, Former TMA CEO, Passes Away - 08/03/2020

It is with great sadness that the Texas Medical Association announces that Louis Joel Goodman, PhD, passed away on Friday, July 31. He was 71.


Texans Take New AMA Leadership Spots - 06/08/2020

Although Susan Rudd Bailey, MD’s installation as the new American Medical Association president Sunday earned most of the attention, four other Texas physicians earned leadership positions during the virtual 2020 annual meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.


Sue Bailey, MD, Takes Office as AMA President; “Let Doctors Be Doctors” - 06/08/2020

Susan Rudd Bailey, MD, is American physicians’ new leader in the battles against COVID-19 and outside interference in patient care. The Fort Worth allergist took the oath of office as president of the American Medical Association on Sunday, becoming the sixth Texas physician to lead the organization.


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


Recognizing the Great Women of Texas Medicine - 04/28/2020

Today is Women in Medicine Day, honoring the tremendous contributions female physicians make to our profession and the patients we serve. The events of this past weekend underscore just how far we still have to go. I will not sugarcoat this. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated by the Texas Medical Association.


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.


Profile: A Strong Start for Texas Women in Medicine - 10/22/2019

Passionate. Knowledgeable. Dedicated. Strong. Those four words only begin to describe the multitude of women who practice medicine throughout Texas. So it’s only fitting that the physician elected as interim chair of the Texas Medical Association’s new Women in Medicine Section exemplifies these qualities.


A Focused Leader: Incoming TMA President David Fleeger, MD - 08/02/2019

Incoming TMA President David Fleeger, MD, sets his sights on protecting the patient-physician relationship and equipping physicians for sea changes affecting medicine.


Houston Physician Is AMA Board Chair-To-Be - 06/17/2019

In 2020, Texas physicians will hold the largest reins of power at the American Medical Association. The AMA Board of Trustees last week chose Russell W.H. Kridel, MD, a facial plastic surgeon from Houston, as its new chair-elect. Dr. Kridel has been a board member since 2014 and served as secretary of the board last year. He will become chair following the AMA’s annual meeting in June 2020.


Michael Darrouzet Named New Texas Medical Association CEO - 06/04/2019

Michael J. Darrouzet, the long-time chief executive of the Dallas County Medical Society, will be the Texas Medical Association’s next executive vice president and chief executive officer, TMA Board of Trustees Chair E. Linda Villarreal, MD, announced today.


Medicine’s Soft-Spoken Champion: TMA Past President Don Read, MD, Dies After Cancer Battle - 04/16/2019

TMA Past President Don Read, MD, died March 21 after a short battle with cancer.


Obit: TMA Past President Don Read, MD, Led Life Of Service - 03/26/2019

Dallas colon and rectal surgeon Don R. Read, MD, the 151st president of the Texas Medical Association, died March 21 after a short battle with cancer. He was 77.


TMA Headquarters Now Bears Name of Retiring CEO Lou Goodman - 03/06/2019

The Texas Medical Association building in downtown Austin has been renamed in honor of Louis J. Goodman, PhD, who has served as TMA executive vice president and CEO for the past 22 years.


Getting Personal - 02/26/2019

Incoming TMA president will stress stronger patient relationships, access to care.


Friends and Leaders - 02/26/2019

Outgoing TMA, TDA presidents complete latest step on “mirrored” journey.


A Stronger Voice for Women: Forums Aim to Improve Standing of Female Physicians in TMA - 12/07/2018

TMA Fall Conference event brings together leaders to improve the standing of female physicians in TMA.


TMA Installs “Country Doc” as 153rd President - 12/03/2018

Today the Texas Medical Association (TMA) installed a self-proclaimed “old country doc” from Athens, Texas, as president of America’s largest state medical society. Douglas W. Curran, MD, an east Texas family physician, took the reins during TexMed, the association’s annual conference in San Antonio.


Wanted: You, to Be Featured in Your Magazine - 10/12/2018

You’re a physician, so you do plenty of good work for the people of Texas. But here at the Texas Medical Association, we know you also do plenty of good work outside of your practice, and we’d like to highlight that work to your colleagues. Whatever good you’ve done this year, tell us about it, and we’ll tell readers of Texas Medicine magazine.


MACRA Penalties Reprieve Makes Accountable Care Program Essential - 09/26/2018

TMA has some good news for physicians feeling apprehensive about future success under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) basically halted penalties for 2019, which means you still have time. If you're looking to make an informed, methodical shift to value-based care but don't know where to start, the 2017 Accountable Care Leadership Program is your one-stop solution.


A Voice for the Voiceless - 08/01/2018

Lee Ann Pearse, MD, is a tireless advocate for Medicaid patients.


Texas Doctors Seek Red-Tape Reduction to Help Patients in Need - 06/07/2018

The 34-member Texas Delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates will ask the policymaking body to adopt a resolution this week to help patients with disabilities get devices to help them move, and another to allow physicians to prescribe medications electronically for patients they know.


Biography of TMA President Douglas W. Curran, MD - 05/19/2018

Throughout his 39 years in medicine, Douglas W. Curran, MD, has advocated on behalf of Texas patients and physicians. He has testified before legislative committees countless times, and visits regularly with Texas and Washington lawmakers to push for a better health care system. Dr. Curran has been very active in his 38 years in TMA.


Corpus Christi Volunteer Installed as TMA Alliance President - 05/19/2018

The Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) has installed Sunshine Moore, a Corpus Christi volunteer, as its 101st president. TMAA is the volunteer service organization of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses. Mrs. Moore was inducted into office today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in San Antonio. She is married to Jacob J. Moore, MD, a Corpus Christi ophthalmologist and TMA member.