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From the Valley to the Top: Incoming President E. Linda Villarreal, MD - 05/01/2021

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.


Ready To Boost Your Leadership Skills? - 04/27/2021

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.


TMA Social Media Conduct Policy - 03/02/2021

 TMA asks that you respectfully follow the guidelines set forth in our Social Media Conduct Policy.


The Physicians Benevolent Fund: Make A Difference In a Colleague’s Life - 12/18/2020

Help your colleagues and their families have a place to turn when they need it most with a gift to the Texas Medical Association’s Physicians Benevolent Fund. Since 1961, the fund has provided assistance to Texas physicians and their families who have fallen on hard times because of poverty, sickness, disability, accident, or other circumstances.


Texas Residents and Students Win AMA Leadership Posts - 11/10/2020

Several Texas residents and students nabbed American Medical Association leadership positions this past weekend during the AMA’s special interim meeting, which is being held virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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.