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Voice of Reason: TMA’s Board of Councilors Tackles Ethical Policymaking - 06/08/2022

Established in 1903, the Board of Councilors renders and updates opinions on matters of medical ethics, from abortion and medical use of cannabis to physician-assisted suicide and restrictive covenants, among other responsibilities.


TMA Awards 2022 Scholarships to 15 Minority Medical Students - 06/06/2022

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.


Board of Trustees - 06/06/2022

TMA Board of Trustees


Schedule-at-a-Glance - 06/02/2022

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


“Fight the Good Fight:” Fleeger Awarded TMA’s Highest Honor - 05/31/2022

The Texas Medical Association bestowed its highest honor upon Austin colon and rectal surgeon David C. Fleeger, MD, for his confident leadership during difficult times and his longtime advocacy for medicine at the state and national levels.


Peaks From the Valley: E. Linda Villarreal, MD, Reflects on Her TMA Presidency - 05/20/2022

Edinburg internist E. Linda Villarreal, MD, says her term as Texas Medical Association President focused on innovation, collaboration, and conversation.


Natural-Born Healer: Incoming TMA President Gary Floyd, MD, Cares for His Profession - 05/20/2022

Throughout his 43-year career, Fort Worth pediatrician Gary Floyd, MD, has been an active participant in organized medicine; soon, he'll ascend his biggest platform yet as the Texas Medical Association's 157th president.


County Medical Societies - 05/20/2022

Links to Texas County Medical Societies


Dallas Neurosurgeon Receives TMA Award - 05/16/2022

Dallas neurosurgeon Bradley Lega, MD, has received the 2022 J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award for his service to physicians-in-training. The Texas Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section recognized Dr. Lega during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Houston.


After Successful Gala, Help TMA Foundation Set a Funding Record for TMA Public Health Programs - 05/09/2022

The Texas Medical Association Foundation’s (TMAF’s) support of community public health initiatives around the state got a gigantic boost at TexMed 2022 in April, where TMAF’s 29th annual gala, Crossroads of Culture, raised more than $400,000. But the foundation is still shooting to shatter its all-time annual funding record – and you can help.


Keller Pediatrician Assumes TMA Presidency - 05/06/2022

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) today installed Gary W. Floyd, MD, a Keller pediatrician, as its 157th president. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body installed Dr. Floyd during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, in Houston this year.


Five Houston-Area Physicians Elected to Represent Texas at AMA - 05/06/2022

Five Houston-area physicians and one Galveston physician were elected to represent Texas doctors in the AMA House of Delegates, the national organization’s policymaking body.


Delegates Prioritize Prior Authorization, Pandemic Relief - 05/06/2022

As private practices continue to navigate red tape and ongoing pandemic pressures, Texas physicians pushed the Texas Medical Association to do more to address onerous prior authorization requirements and to advocate for federal disaster loan forgiveness.


El Paso Physician Reelected to Represent Texas in AMA House of Delegates - 05/06/2022

El Paso internist Roxanne M. Tyroch, MD, was reelected to represent Texas doctors in the AMA House of Delegates, the national organization’s policymaking body.


Austin Physician Reelected to Represent Texas at AMA - 05/06/2022

Austin ophthalmologist Michelle A. Berger, MD, was reelected as a delegate to represent Texas doctors in the AMA, the national organization’s policymaking body.


Tyler Physician Reelected to Represent Texas in AMA House of Delegates - 05/06/2022

Yasser F. Zeid, MD, a Tyler obstetrician-gynecologist in practice for 25 years, was reelected as an alternate delegate to represent Texas doctors in the American Medical Association House of Delegates, the national organization’s policymaking body.


Beaumont Physician Reelected to Represent Texas at AMA - 05/05/2022

G. Ray Callas, MD, a Beaumont anesthesiologist, was reelected to represent Texas doctors in the American Medical Association House of Delegates, the national organization’s policymaking body.


Five DFW Physicians Selected for TMA Leadership Positions - 05/05/2022

Five Dallas/Fort Worth physicians were selected to for TMA leadership positions. The TMA House of Delegates selected the physician leaders today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held in Houston this year.


Rio Grande Valley Physicians Renew TMA Leadership Roles - 05/05/2022

Three Rio Grande Valley physicians renewed Texas Medical Association (TMA) leadership positions.


Three Lubbock Physicians Selected for TMA Leadership Roles - 05/04/2022

Three Lubbock physicians-Jack C. DuBose, MD, Cynthia A. Jumper, MD, and E. Steve Robinson, MD-have been selected for Texas Medical Association leadership positions.


TMA Board Elects Beaumont, Houston, Austin Physician Leaders - 05/04/2022

TMA Board of Trustees has elected 2022-23 officers to lead the board. Members of the TMA governing body elected Beaumont anesthesiologist G. Ray Callas, MD, as chair; Houston ophthalmologist Keith A. Bourgeois, MD, as vice chair; and Austin ophthalmologist Michelle A. Berger, MD, as secretary/treasurer.


TCOM Student Named TMA Student of Year - 05/04/2022

The Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section recognized Kate Russell, a second-year medical student at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, with its 2022 Student of the Year award.


TMA Recognizes Exceptional Science Teachers - 05/04/2022

As teachers and their students have had to adapt during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Medical Association recognized three Texas science teachers who successfully passed the test with its 2022 Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching.


New Physician Leaders Elected to Top TMA Offices - 05/03/2022

Atop a long list of physicians elected to Texas Medical Association leadership positions, the TMA House of Delegates at TexMed 2022 elected Dallas cardiologist Richard W. “Rick” Snyder II, MD, as the association’s next president after Keller pediatrician Gary L. Floyd, MD, completes his 2022 term.


New TMA President Gary Floyd, MD, Calls on Physicians to Unite as a Profession - 05/03/2022

Keller pediatrician and long-term advocate Gary W. Floyd, MD, invoked George Strait and called on Texas Medical Association members to band together in the face of “more public questioning and pushback than we’ve ever encountered” during a speech to TMA’s House of Delegates on April 30, following his installation as the association’s 157th president.