Leadership

New Braunfels Physician Receives TMA’s Young at Heart Award - 05/05/2021

New Braunfels family physician Emily D. Briggs, MD, is the 2021 Texas Medical Association (TMA) Young at Heart Award recipient. Doctors from the TMA Young Physician Section (YPS) announced the award today during TexMed, TMA’s annual meeting, held virtually.


Texas Medical Students Honor Lubbock Physician, Texas Tech TMA Chapter - 05/03/2021

Lubbock dermatologist Ashley L. Sturgeon, MD, and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (TTUHSC) were honored today by the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS). Dr. Sturgeon received the 2021 C. Frank Webber, MD, Award for her commitment to mentoring medical students, and TTUHSC received the 2020-21 TMA-MSS Chapter of the Year Award. The awards were presented during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held virtually.


The ABCs of Health: Physician Leadership on School Health Advisory Councils (SHACs) - 05/01/2021

Physician leadership on school health advisory councils, or SHACs, can improve local policies.


RUC-Solid Leadership: Zeke Silva, MD, Chairs Key AMA Medicare Payment Committee - 05/01/2021

San Antonio radiologist Zeke Silva, MD, looks to move Medicare payments into the future as chair of key AMA committee.


Fite Finds Points of Pride in COVID-Plagued Presidency - 05/01/2021

Outgoing TMA President Diana L. Fite, MD's COVID-Plagued Presidency


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.


UTSW Student Named TMA Student of Year - 04/30/2021

Whitney Stuard, a sixth-year MD/PhD student in the Medical Scientist Training Program at UT Southwestern Medical School (UT Southwestern), received the 2021 Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) Student of the Year Award. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body announced Ms. Stuard’s award today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held virtually.


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.


Program Overview - 04/14/2021

Guidelines, application process, and costs for the TMA Leadership College.


Schedule-at-a-Glance - 04/06/2021

Scholars must complete all of the following programs to graduate from the program.


Be a Part of TMA’s New LGBTQ Health Section - 03/12/2021

The Texas Medical Association’s LGBTQ Health Section will hold its next business meeting at 6:30 pm (CT) on April 13, in advance of TexMed 2021. The executive council welcomes all TMA members interested in being a part of the section.


TMA Social Media Conduct Policy - 03/02/2021

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


County Medical Societies - 02/05/2021

Links to Texas County Medical Societies


Board of Trustees - 01/05/2021

TMA Board of Trustees


RFS Executive Council - 11/12/2020

Resident and Fellow Section Executive Council


Dallas Physician Receives TMA’s Young at Heart Award - 10/06/2020

Dallas nephrologist Steven R. Hays, MD, is the 2020 Texas Medical Association (TMA) Young at Heart Award recipient. Doctors from the TMA Young Physician Section (YPS) announced the award during TMA’s House of Delegates meeting, held virtually last month.


Texas Medical Students Honor Lubbock Physician - 10/06/2020

Texas medical students recognized Lubbock pulmonologist Cynthia A. Jumper, MD, with the 2020 C. Frank Webber, MD, Award, for her commitment to mentoring medical students. The Texas Medical Association (TMA) Medical Student Section announced the award during TMA’s House of Delegates meeting, held virtually earlier this month.


TMA Honors Houston Physician, Medical Student - 10/05/2020

Texas physicians and medical students honored a Houston physician and a medical student for helping develop the people who practice medicine, and for helping the community. Family physician Khoa V. Pham, MD, received the Texas Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award, for his service to physicians-in-training, or medical residents. Natalie Topolski, a medical student at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), received the TMA Medical Student Section Student of the Year Award. The awards were announced during TMA’s House of Delegates meeting, held virtually earlier this month. 


TMA Names Paris Physician Distinguished Service Award Honoree - 09/14/2020

The  Texas Medical Association (TMA) presented its highest physician honor to someone who didn’t even start her health care career, more than 50 years ago, as a doctor. Josie R. Williams, MD, of Paris, Texas – who first was a registered nurse before becoming a successful Texas physician – became TMA’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award recipient during a video presentation before the TMA House of Delegates virtual meeting on Saturday.


Wichita Falls Physician Reelected to TMA Leadership Position - 09/14/2020

Jed Grisel, MD, a Wichita Falls otolaryngologist in practice for 11 years, was reelected District 13 councilor on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Councilors.


Uvalde Physician Starts Serving in TMA Leadership Position - 09/14/2020

Sridhar Beeram, MD, a Uvalde oncologist and hematologist in practice for 14 years, was appointed to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Committee on Cancer.


Abilene-Area Physicians Renew TMA Leadership Service - 09/12/2020

Three Abilene-area physicians have begun new terms of service in Texas Medical Association (TMA) leadership positions, while caring for patients and managing medicine’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Amarillo Physician to Serve in TMA Leadership Positions - 09/12/2020

Rodney B. Young, MD, an Amarillo family physician in practice for 20 years, was appointed chair of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Council on Socioeconomics and reappointed as consultant to the TMA Council on Medical Education.


Dozens of Austin-Area Physicians Start Serving in TMA Leadership Positions - 09/12/2020

Twenty-seven Austin-area physicians have begun terms of service in Texas Medical Association (TMA) leadership positions, while caring for patients and managing medicine’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Beaumont Physician Reelected to TMA, AMA Leadership Roles - 09/12/2020

G. “Ray” Callas, MD, a Beaumont anesthesiologist, was reelected to serve Texas medicine at the state and national level. Physician leaders in the Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates policymaking body today ratified Dr. Callas’ reelection to serve on the TMA Board of Trustees, the association’s governing body, and as a representative of Texas doctors in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates. The TMA House of Delegates met virtually to verify the last of this year’s TMA elections. The pandemic forced TMA to alter its governance and meeting processes in 2020.