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Houston Neurologist Bestowed TMA’s Highest Honor - 06/09/2021

AUSTIN – About 70 years after he first had the inkling to become a physician, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) has honored 75-year-old William H. Fleming III, MD, with its Distinguished Service Award.


TMA Installs Valley Physician as 156th President - 06/09/2021

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) today installed Edinburg internist E. Linda Villarreal, MD, as president. She will lead the association for one year, after having served the past year as president-elect.


Medical Student Chapter Updates - 06/02/2021

The TMA-MSS will be posting chapter highlights on our Facebook page throughout the year.


TMA Foundation Elects Officers - 05/25/2021

Three Houston physicians, a Tyler volunteer, and a university professor from Austin were elected to serve as officers on the Board of Trustees of the Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF), the philanthropic arm of the Texas Medical Association. The officers began their terms earlier in May during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference.


San Antonio Physicians, Medical Student Tapped to Represent Texas at AMA - 05/24/2021

Three San Antonio physicians were reelected and one medical student was elected to represent Texas doctors in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, the national organization’s policymaking body. The Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates announced election results today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held virtually again this year.


TMA Advocacy at TexMed: More Work Ahead - 05/24/2021

Like the 2021 legislative session, TexMed’s inaugural Fireside Chat on the Texas Medical Association’s advocacy efforts had many issues to cover in a short amount of time.


Austin-Area Physicians Elected to Represent Texas at AMA - 05/24/2021

Four Austin-area physicians were elected to represent Texas doctors in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, the national organization’s policymaking body. The Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates announced the election of the physician leaders today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held virtually again this year.


Delegates Tackle Vaccines, Burnout, Health Plan Practices During Virtual Annual Meeting - 05/24/2021

At the second live virtual convention of the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates, physicians carried out their policymaking duties to improve the health of all Texans despite being scattered across the state. Delegates made headway on policies to address vaccine rollouts and nonmedical exemptions; emergency preparedness; postpartum depression screenings; prevention of suicide and physician burnout; health care reform; Medicaid payments; and red tape reductions and transparency in health plan practices, among others.


TMA Awards Scholarships to 15 Minority Medical Students - 05/21/2021

Fifteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Texas Medical Association (TMA). Physicians selected the students for their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and desire to care for Texas’ increasingly diverse population. TMA announced the winners Friday during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, held virtually.


Delegates Address Pandemic, Physician Burnout Measures - 05/21/2021

The pervasive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on physician staffing at hospitals pushed the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates last week to adopt new policy supporting a statewide post-pandemic research study to inform and help create a better state response to surges during extended catastrophic events.


Houston Internist Elected to TMA’s Board of Trustees - 05/19/2021

Lisa L. Ehrlich, MD, a Houston physician specializing in internal medicine, was elected to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association’s governing body. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body announced election winners today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, conducted virtually this year.


TMA Physicians Recognize Exceptional Science Teachers, 2021 - 05/19/2021

In a year when teachers and their students have faced challenges that forced them to adapt to new learning environments, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) recognized five outstanding Texas science teachers with its 2021 Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. The winners were announced Friday during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held virtually.


Hotez at TexMed: Good News On COVID-19, A Warning on Antivaccine Efforts - 05/18/2021

One of Texas’ top vaccine experts opened the TexMed 2021 General Session with mostly good news about the impact of COVID-19 vaccines, but he cautioned fellow physicians that antivaccine forces have become more formidable and that stronger efforts will be needed to combat them.


Dallas Physician Reelected to TMA Board of Trustees, 2021 - 05/18/2021

Richard W. Snyder, MD, a Dallas cardiologist in practice for 28 years, was reelected to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association’s governing body. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body announced Dr. Snyder’s reelection at TexMed, the association's annual conference, held virtually in Austin.


Galveston Resident Physician Joins TMA Board of Trustees - 05/17/2021

Abdul Abid, MD, a resident physician in pathology at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, was elected to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association’s governing body. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body announced election winners today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held virtually this year. He will serve a one-year term representing the TMA Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) on the board.


San Antonio Medical Student Elected to TMA Board of Trustees - 05/17/2021

Swetha Maddipudi, a medical student entering her fourth year at UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine, was elected to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association’s governing body. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body announced election winners today at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held virtually this year. She will serve a one-year term representing the TMA Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) on the board.


Houston Physician Reelected for Third Term on TMA’s Board of Trustees - 05/17/2021

Keith A. Bourgeois, MD, a Houston ophthalmologist, was reelected to serve a third and final term on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association’s governing body. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body ratified elections today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, conducted virtually this year.


TMA Alliance Elects San Antonio Leader President - 05/17/2021

The Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) has elected Jennifer Lewis of San Antonio to serve as president. Her one-year term began on Thursday. TMAA is the community service and advocacy arm of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), comprising spouses and partners of physicians, in addition to physicians, resident physicians, and medical students.


Waco Physician Elected Speaker of TMA’s House of Delegates - 05/17/2021

Waco otolaryngologist Bradford W. Holland, MD, was elected speaker of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body. The house announced his election during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held virtually again this year from Austin.


TMA Awards Minority Medical Student Scholarships, 2019 - 05/17/2021

Thirteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Texas Medical Association (TMA). TMA awarded the scholarships to the students today in Dallas at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference.


Student of the Year Award - 05/17/2021

At TexMed 1998, TMA-MSS established the Outstanding Student on the Year award.  This award is given annually to the Texas Medical Student exemplifying outstanding service to the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section. Any medical student (except current TMA-MSS Executive Council members) is eligible to receive this award.


Fort Worth Pediatrician Voted TMA President-Elect - 05/17/2021

Gary W. Floyd, MD, a Fort Worth pediatrician, was elected president-elect of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) today. TMA’s House of Delegates governing body announced elections during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, held virtually this year due to the pandemic. He will serve in this role for one year before assuming the presidency of America’s largest state medical society in 2022.


Denton-Area Physician Elected Vice Speaker of TMA’s House of Delegates - 05/15/2021

Little Elm internist John G. Flores, MD, was elected vice speaker of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body. The house announced his election during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held virtually in Austin.


San Antonio Physician Reelected to TMA Board of Trustees - 05/15/2021

Jayesh B. Shah, MD, a San Antonio physician specializing in undersea and hyperbaric medicine for 27 years, was reelected to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees governing body. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body announced Dr. Shah’s reelection during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, held virtually in Austin.


Denton Physician Reelected for Second Term on TMA’s Board of Trustees - 05/15/2021

Joseph S. Valenti, MD, a board-certified gynecologist from Denton, was reelected to serve a second term on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association’s governing body. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body announced elections today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, conducted virtually this year.