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Q&A: SeattleMamaDoc Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, Headlines TexMed 2019 - 08/02/2019

Digital innovator, Seattle pediatrician Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, will share her expertise at the May 17 opening general session at TexMed 2019 in Dallas. The title of Dr. Swanson’s talk: “How Technology is Transforming Health Care and the Physician-Patient Relationship.” Her answer to that question: “Rapidly and at a pace that’s hard for us to keep up.”


TMA Awards Minority Medical Student Scholarships, 2019 - 07/29/2019

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.


TMA Installs Austin Surgeon as President - 06/25/2019

DALLAS – The Texas Medical Association (TMA) installed Austin surgeon David C. Fleeger, MD, is its 154th president on Saturday. Dr. Fleeger assumed his new post at the TMA House of Delegates policymaking body at TexMed, the association’s annual conference, showcase, and expo.


Dallas Surgeon Posthumously Receives TMA’s Highest Honor - 06/25/2019

TMA bestowed the 2019 TMA Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Read posthumously at TexMed, the association’s annual conference, in Dallas.


Fort Worth Nurse-Philanthropist Installed as 102nd TMA Alliance President - 06/25/2019

The Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) has installed Lisa Queralt, a Fort Worth registered nurse and philanthropist, as its 102nd president. TMAA is the community service and advocacy arm of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), comprising physicians, and their spouses and partners.


Dallas Surgeon Posthumously Receives TMA’s Highest Honor(1) - 06/04/2019

TMA bestowed the 2019 TMA Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Read posthumously at TexMed, the association’s annual conference, in Dallas.


Ten Reasons Everything Was Bigger At TexMed 2019 - 05/28/2019

TexMed 2019 is officially in the books. If you want to be a part of it next year, save the date for TexMed 2020, which is set for May 1-2 in Fort Worth. To get you excited for next year, check out these 10 things that made TexMed 2019 so awesome.


Changing the Conversation about Addiction - 05/24/2019

Drug addiction is a chronic medical disease, and stigma about it is keeping millions of Americans – including the growing number who suffer with opioid addiction – from getting proper medical treatment, one of the nation’s foremost addiction specialists told the closing general session audience at TexMed 2019 in Dallas.


Digital Tools Improve Patient-Physician Communication, Says Seattle Mama Doc - 05/24/2019

Technologies like smart phones and social media can benefit physicians and make their jobs easier by spreading accurate, helpful medical information, the physician-blogger better known as Seattle Mama Doc told the opening session audience at TexMed 2019. But if physicians don’t use those technologies more aggressively, they risk letting other, less-reputable voices become the chief information sources for patients.


Minority Scholarship Recipients Recognized at TexMed - 05/24/2019

Thirteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall who each were presented with a $10,000 scholarship at TexMed 2019 last week. Physicians selected one incoming student at each Texas medical school based on their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and desire to care for Texas’ increasingly diverse population.


11 Outstanding Science Teachers Honored by TMA - 05/23/2019

The Texas Medical Association named 11 Texas science teachers winners of its 2019 Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching during TexMed 2019. The association also recognized outstanding physicians, medical students, mentors, and political activists at the meeting.


Houston Physician Receives TMA Award - 05/22/2019

Houston radiologist Behrang Amini, MD, PhD, has received the J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award for his service to physicians-in-training, or medical residents. The Texas Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section (TMA-RFS) recognized Dr. Amini Saturday during TexMed, TMA’s annual meeting, in Dallas.


Delegates Gather and Debate to Support Physicians and Patients - 05/22/2019

Meeting for the 150th time last weekend in Dallas, the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates once again proved that no realm of health care can’t benefit from improvements devised by Texas physicians. From controversial topics like abortion and physician certification to physician payment problems and the power of language, the 450-member House plowed through almost 100 reports and resolutions, generating new TMA policy and directing the association to stand strong in its support of physicians and their patients.


Don Read, MD, Receives TMA’s Highest Award Posthumously - 05/22/2019

The Texas Medical Association's House of Delegates last week gave the association's highest award to the late Don Read, MD, a Dallas colon and rectal surgeon who had served as the organization's 151st president. Dr. Read died in March after a year-and-a-half-long battle with cancer, so the award was given posthumously.


TMA, Associated Organizations Elect Leaders - 05/21/2019

Members of the Texas Medical Association, TMA Foundation, and TMA Alliance elected new leaders during TexMed 2019 in Dallas over the weekend.


Plano Physician Receives First TMA International Medical Graduate Award - 05/20/2019

The Texas Medical Association International Medical Graduate (TMA IMG) Section recognized Nick N. Shroff, MD, of Plano, with the inaugural IMG Section Outstanding Physician Award today for his commitment to improving the health of his community beyond his medical practice. The TMA IMG physicians presented the award during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Dallas.


UTHealth Student Named TMA Student of Year - 05/20/2019

Michael Bagg, a third-year medical student at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), received the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) Student of the Year Award. The medical student received the award today at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Dallas.


TMA Names UTRGV Med Student Chapter of Year - 05/20/2019

DALLAS - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine on Friday received the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) 2018-19 Chapter of the Year Award.


TMA Physicians Recognize Exceptional Science Teachers - 05/20/2019

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) named 11 Texas science teachers winners of its 2019 Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. TMA honored three first-place winners, one each selected from elementary, middle, and high school entrants, today at TexMed, the association’s annual conference, in Dallas.


TMA Chooses Houston Physician for President-Elect - 05/20/2019

DALLAS – Houston emergency physician Diana L. Fite, MD, is elected the new president-elect of the Texas Medical Association (TMA). The TMA House of Delegates policymaking body today elected Dr. Fite to serve in this leadership role for one year, before she assumes the presidency. Delegates elected her during TexMed, the association’s annual conference.


Corpus Christi Businesswoman Elected TMA Alliance President-Elect - 05/20/2019

The Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) has elected Martha Vijjeswarapu, a Corpus Christi businesswoman, as its president-elect. TMAA is the community service and advocacy arm of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), comprising physicians and their spouses and partners.


Houston Emergency Physician Elected Speaker of TMA’s House of Delegates - 05/20/2019

Houston emergency physician Arlo F. Weltge, MD, was elected speaker of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body. Delegates elected him today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Dallas.


Waco Physician Elected Vice Speaker of TMA’s House of Delegates - 05/20/2019

Waco otolaryngologist Bradford W. Holland, MD, was elected vice speaker of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body. Delegates elected him today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Dallas.


Dallas Physician Reelected to TMA Board of Trustees - 05/20/2019

Sue S. Bornstein, MD, a Dallas internist, was reelected to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association’s governing body. Physician leaders in TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body reelected Dr. Bornstein today at TexMed, the association’s annual conference, in Dallas.


Lubbock Physician Elected to TMA’s Board of Trustees - 05/20/2019

Lubbock pulmonologist Cynthia A. Jumper, MD, has been elected to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees. The TMA House of Delegates policymaking body elected Dr. Jumper to a three-year term today during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, in Dallas.