Stories with related Professional Interests

TMA Installs “Country Doc” as 153rd President - 01/25/2024

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.


Solid Foundation: Michael E. Speer, MD, Leads TMA Foundation - 10/23/2023

Houston neonatologist Michael E. Speer, MD, will be leading the Texas Medical Association Foundation for the next two years with plenty of experience under his belt.


Leading in Crisis: Diana L. Fite, MD, Carried TMA During COVID-19 Pandemic - 10/03/2023

Diana L. Fite, MD, carried TMA during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Corpus Christi Volunteer Installed as TMA Alliance President - 06/29/2023

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.


Fort Worth Volunteer Elected TMA Alliance President-Elect - 06/29/2023

The Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) has elected Lisa Queralt, a Fort Worth volunteer, as its president-elect. TMAA is the volunteer service organization of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses. Mrs. Queralt was elected today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in San Antonio.


TMA Moment in Time: AMA Presidents - 06/14/2023

Texas' git-er-done approach has launched TMA physicians to the AMA presidency.


TMA Recognizes Houston, El Paso Physicians With Highest Honors - 05/26/2023

For just the fourth time in its history, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) today honored not one but two revered TMA physician leaders with its 2023 Distinguished Service Award. TMA presented Diana L. Fite, MD, and Gilbert A. Handal, MD, its highest honor during TexMed, the association’s annual conference in Fort Worth.


Strength in Numbers: Texas Physicians Shape Health Care Policy at AMA - 05/25/2023

The Texas Medical Association wields its influence in two ways: through the Texas Delegation to the American Medical Association and through membership on the AMA’s various councils and committees.


Best Interests at Heart: New TMA President Rick Snyder, MD, Champions Physician Advocacy - 05/01/2023

TMA’s incoming president, Rick Snyder, MD, wants to see advocacy become a part of physicians’ DNA. He also wants to equip practices of all stripes to survive the economic headwinds of medical consolidation.


Grassroots Governance: Councils, Committees Fuel TMA’s Physician-Driven Engine - 03/09/2023

With a finger on the pulse of health care, TMA’s nine councils and 12 standing committees work through grassroots advocacy and collaboration to initiate policies and programs that support Texas patients and physicians and provide solutions to the challenges they encounter.


Amplified by AMA: Participation in AMA Can Improve Texas Medicine - 01/11/2023

The Texas Medical Association's impact on the national stage hinges in part on the activism of roughly three dozen TMA members who serve as representatives to the American Medical Association House of Delegates, the principal policymaking body of AMA.


TMA Board, Council, and Committee Nominations - 09/22/2022

2022-2023 Resident Fellow Section Representatives


Generational Pull: Vivek Rao, MD, Has Passion for Medicine in His DNA - 08/15/2022

Odessa allergist Vivek Rao, MD, comes from a family of physicians and inherited their passion for organized medicine.


Ready To Boost Your Leadership Skills? - 08/03/2022

Apply now for the TMA Leadership College, which since 2011 has helped more than 250 physicians develop a deeper understanding of their potential and strengths as leaders. Applications for the class of 2022 are now open and due by June 25.


“Fight the Good Fight:” Fleeger Awarded TMA’s Highest Honor - 06/29/2022

The Texas Medical Association bestowed its highest honor upon Austin colon and rectal surgeon David C. Fleeger, MD, for his confident leadership during difficult times and his longtime advocacy for medicine at the state and national levels.


Voice of Reason: TMA’s Board of Councilors Tackles Ethical Policymaking - 06/08/2022

Established in 1903, the Board of Councilors renders and updates opinions on matters of medical ethics, from abortion and medical use of cannabis to physician-assisted suicide and restrictive covenants, among other responsibilities.


A New Day: Incoming TMA Alliance President Aims to Expand Group’s Reach and Appeal - 05/20/2022

Lubbock's Libby White discuses her plans as incoming president of the Texas Medical Association Alliance, TMA’s massive volunteer force.


Peaks From the Valley: E. Linda Villarreal, MD, Reflects on Her TMA Presidency - 05/20/2022

Edinburg internist E. Linda Villarreal, MD, says her term as Texas Medical Association President focused on innovation, collaboration, and conversation.


Natural-Born Healer: Incoming TMA President Gary Floyd, MD, Cares for His Profession - 05/20/2022

Throughout his 43-year career, Fort Worth pediatrician Gary Floyd, MD, has been an active participant in organized medicine; soon, he'll ascend his biggest platform yet as the Texas Medical Association's 157th president.


Women Physicians Section Elects New Executive Council - 05/09/2022

The TMA special interest sections stayed busy during the week of TexMed 2022 at the Hilton Americas-Houston, with the introduction of a new executive council, CME sessions on sensitive transgender care and implicit bias, and more.


New TMA President Gary Floyd, MD, Calls on Physicians to Unite as a Profession - 05/03/2022

Keller pediatrician and long-term advocate Gary W. Floyd, MD, invoked George Strait and called on Texas Medical Association members to band together in the face of “more public questioning and pushback than we’ve ever encountered” during a speech to TMA’s House of Delegates on April 30, following his installation as the association’s 157th president.


Midland-Odessa Physicians Assume TMA Leadership Positions - 05/02/2022

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) has selected two Midland-Odessa physicians for leadership roles. The TMA House of Delegates conducted elections Saturday during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held in Houston this year.


Legal Legacies: TMA General Counsel Rocky Wilcox Retires After 42 Years of Service - 05/01/2022

After nearly five decades of service to organized medicine, Rocky Wilcox, the man behind TMA’s storied history of advocating for physicians and their patients through the legal and legislative systems is retiring. But the legacy he leaves behind has put physicians in Texas – even across the nation – on solid legal ground.


Leaders in the News: TMA Physicians Maximize Media Appearances - 05/01/2022

Since the pandemic began more than two years ago, TMA has deployed go-to people in media outlets across not just the state but also the nation and even the world. TMA’s trusted distillation of important information on public health measures, vaccines, and testing has raised physician leaders’ profiles, and invited both positive attention from believers in medicine and negative attention from anti-science forces.


From the Valley to the Top: Incoming President E. Linda Villarreal, MD - 02/18/2022

When incoming TMA President E. Linda Villarreal, MD, tells you, “My passion is medicine,” purer truth is hard to imagine. The Edinburg internist has pursued medicine – and the betterment of the profession – through every conceivable end and repeated personal trials.