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Board Member Highlight: Keith A. Bourgeois, MD - 09/22/2023

Keith A. Bourgeois, MD, was elected chair of the TMA Board of Trustees in 2023.

TMA Board of Trustees 2023 - 2024 - 09/08/2023

TMA Board of Trustees

Board Member Highlight: Katherine Russell - 08/30/2023

Katherine “Kate” Russell is the 2023 24 medical student representative on the TMA Board of Trustees.

Board Member Highlight: Tony R. Aventa, MD - 08/30/2023

Tony R. Aventa, MD, was elected to the TMA Board of Trustees in 2023.

Board Member Highlight: Subhan Tabba, MD - 08/30/2023

Subhan Tabba, MD,  was elected to the TMA Board of Trustees in 2023. He will serve a one-year term on the board representing the TMA Resident and Fellow Section (RFS).

Dallas Resident Physician Joins TMA Board of Trustees (2023) - 08/30/2023

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) elected Dallas resident physician Subhan Tabba, MD, to its Board of Trustees. He will serve a one-year term on the board representing the TMA Resident and Fellow Section (RFS). 

Organized Medicine Assists in Maui Wildfire Response; How You Can Help - 08/21/2023

As aid efforts in the aftermath of the Maui wildfires turn to recovery and rescue, local organized medicine partners are deeply involved in assisting with the island’s health care needs and are sharing opportunities for medicine at large to do the same.

Patient Care Protected: Women's Reproductive Health - 08/14/2023

One of the Texas Medical Association's top legislative priorities this session was to get clarity for physicians on how they can safely treat pregnant women while protecting the patient-physician relationship.

RFS Executive Council - 08/11/2023

Resident and Fellow Section Executive Council

Patient Care Protected: Scope Creep/GME Funding - 08/07/2023

The Texas Medical Association's top legislative priority this session was to protect independent diagnosing and prescribing as the practice of medicine and to address current workforce shortages in a way that ensures patients have access to the same standard of care, regardless of where they live.

Patient Care Protected: Medicaid Payment Increase - 08/04/2023

One of the Texas Medical Association's top legislative priorities this session was to help physicians grow their Medicaid panels and access to care with healthier payment rates.

Patient Care Protected: E-Cigarette Regulation and Taxation - 08/04/2023

State lawmakers gave tobacco-control advocates – among them Texas physicians – a big victory by allocating a nearly $4.3 million increase for nicotine cessation and prevention efforts.

Patient Care Protected: Network Adequacy, Surprise Billing - 08/04/2023

Spurred by physician reports of insurers taking advantage of their leverage in contract negotiations, the Texas Medical Association prioritized network adequacy reform this session.

Patient Care Protected: Vaccines, ImmTrac2 Modernization - 08/04/2023

Texas physicians started this year’s legislative session with a simple strategy on vaccines: defend existing protections and push for a long-overdue technological upgrade to ImmTrac2, the state’s vaccination registry.

Patient Care Protected: Medical Liability Reforms - 08/04/2023

For the 20th year in a row, the Texas Medical Association successfully defended the state's medical liability reforms, in keeping with its legislative priorities for the most recent session.

Patient Care Protected: Medicaid Coverage for Women and Children - 08/04/2023

The Texas Medical Association achieved a key legislative objective this session with the passage of House Bill 12 by Rep. Toni Rose (D-Dallas), which extends Medicaid postpartum coverage from two months to one year.

Patient Care Protected: TMA Secured Big Legislative Wins With a New Strategy - 08/04/2023

Guided by a set of priorities and girded by grassroots physician advocacy, the Texas Medical Association entered the 2023 legislative session with a laser focused approach and came out hitting targets in every area of medicine’s agenda.

TMA Moment in Time: Medical Liability Reform - 08/04/2023

In 2003, Texas medicine was in crisis. Often-frivolous lawsuits created sky-high medical liability insurance rates for Texas physicians, especially those who provided high-risk services like obstetrics, emergency medicine, or orthopedics. The Texas Medical Association helped bring about sensible medical liability laws that made it possible to practice medicine again.

“All of Us Can Create Legacies:” New TMA Foundation President Carla Ortique, MD, sees opportunities for outreach - 08/04/2023

Houston obstetrician-gynecologist Carla Ortique, MD, says one of her top goals as the Texas Medical Association Foundation’s (TMAF’s) new president is getting the word out about how the foundation helps physicians and improves health care.

TMA Installs Dallas Cardiologist as 158th President - 08/04/2023

TMA on Saturday installed Richard W. “Rick” Snyder II, MD, a Dallas cardiologist, as its 158th president.

TMA Elects Beaumont Anesthesiologist President-Elect - 08/04/2023

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) Saturday elected Beaumont anesthesiologist G. Ray Callas, MD, president-elect during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, held in Fort Worth this year. Dr. Callas will serve in this role for one year, after which he will be installed as president.

Program Overview - 08/02/2023

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

“All You Need to Do Is RSVP”: TMA Alliance Leader's Open Invitation - 07/27/2023

TMA Alliance Leader Jenny Shepherd extends an open invitation to join medical advocacy.

Apply For a TMA Student Leadership Position Today - 07/20/2023

When you think about your future as a physician, do you see yourself not only treating patients, but also shaping state and national health policy or being involved in medical leadership? If you answered yes, get started on that future by serving on the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (MSS) Executive Council, which directs the activities of the section at the state level.

Leadership Opportunities and Professional Development - 07/18/2023

Get Involved! No matter what your interests are, there is something for everyone including leadership opportunities at local, state, and national level. Ultimately it is you who decides how active you want to be and where your interests lie.