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Texas' Voice: Delegation Shapes AMA Policy, But Could Have Greater Impact - 07/10/2024

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Lifelong Leadership: Distinguished Service Award Bestowed Upon U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, MD - 07/10/2024

TMA bestows Distinguished Service Award upon U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, MD.


Program Overview - 06/24/2024

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


TMA Members Win Key AMA Seats - 06/21/2024

In addition to influencing a dozen American Medical Association policies at its annual meeting in June, Texas Medical Association members also won key seats in AMA leadership positions.


Wanted: AI Experts for TMA Committee - 06/05/2024

As augmented and artificial intelligence dominate headlines, the Texas Medical Association is looking to ensure physicians’ interests are represented and protected.


Leading Through Change: TMA’s Impact on Public Health Evident at State Level - 06/04/2024

Texas Medicine had the opportunity to interview five DSHS commissioners who have served as the top brass in Texas Public Health over the past 30 years, working closely with TMA along the way. At the same time, these leaders have leveraged their roles and expertise to inform and influence medicine in the state.


Texas House Interim Charges Prioritize Access to Care - 06/03/2024

In an extension of the 2023 state legislative session, the Texas House remains focused on expanding access among Medicaid, pregnant, and mental health care patients, goals it shares with the Texas Medical Association.


TMA Urges Framework for Innovative Coverage, Cancer Prevention to Senate Committee - 05/21/2024

As the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services begins its interim investigation into alternatives to employer-based health insurance and cancer prevention efforts, TMA offered recommendations to ensure patients have access to high-quality care. Read more.


Meet Your 2024-25 TMA Sections Executive Councils - 05/20/2024

After a fun kickoff at the All-Conference Murder Mystery Mixer, TMA sections presented awards, discussed resolutions, attended CME, and networked. Plus, help sections continue to provide fun, exciting activities for members by taking the annual sections survey.


RFS Executive Council - 05/14/2024

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TMA Installs Beaumont Anesthesiologist as President - 05/13/2024

The Texas Medical Association installed Beaumont anesthesiologist G. Ray Callas, MD, as president during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, held in Dallas.


Schedule-at-a-Glance - 05/10/2024

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TMA Board of Trustees 2024-25 - 05/10/2024

TMA Board of Trustees


Board Member Highlight: Lee Ann Pearse, MD - 05/10/2024

Lee Ann Pearse, MD, was elected to the TMA Board of Trustees in May 2024.


Board Member Highlight: Pruthali Kulkarni, DO - 05/10/2024

In May 2024 TMA elected Pruthali Kulkarni, DO, a Temple fellow physician specializing in hematology and oncology, to the Board of Trustees.


TMA Alliance Installs San Antonio Volunteer, Political Advocate as President - 05/09/2024

The TMA Alliance installed Ms. Jenny Shepherd to serve a one-year term as president Saturday during TexMed, the association’s annual conference held this year in Dallas. She is honored and excited to assume this role, and to continue her advocacy work.


TMA House Elects New Leadership - 05/09/2024

In addition to installing G. Ray Callas, MD, as president, Texas Medical Association delegates elected several top leaders at TexMed 2024, making history in the process.


Board Member Highlight:  Andrew “Jimmy” Widmer, MD - 05/09/2024

Name Andrew “Jimmy” Widmer, MD Specialty Internal Medicine City Temple County Medical Society Bell CMS TMA elected Temple internist Andrew “Jimmy” Widmer, MD, as the Young Physician Section


Board Member Highlight: Bradford W. Holland, MD - 05/09/2024

The Texas Medical Association reelected Waco otolaryngologist Bradford W. Holland, MD, speaker of the House of Delegates policymaking body in May 2023. The speaker is an ex-officio member of the TMA Board of Trustees.


Board Member Highlight:  Rick W. Snyder II, MD - 05/08/2024

As he concluded his presidency and became TMA’s immediate past-president in May 2024, Rick W. Snyder II, MD, continues serving as an ex-officio member of the TMA Board of Trustees.


Board Member Highlight: Dexter G. Turnquest, MD - 05/08/2024

The TMA House of Delegates elected Houston general surgeon Dexter G. Turnquest, MD, to the TMA Board of Trustees in May 2024.


Board Member Highlight: Rodney B. Young, MD - 05/08/2024

TMA elected Amarillo family physician Rodney B. Young, MD, to the Board of Trustees in May 2024.


TMA Elects Houston, North Texas, Central Texas, Panhandle Physicians to Board - 05/08/2024

The Texas Medical Association has elected representatives from Amarillo, North Texas, Houston, Temple, and Waco to serve on its ;Board of Trustees. These physicians will decide and implement TMA policies and deliberate various health care issues that impact the health and lives of Texans.


Board Member Highlight: Kimberly Monday, MD - 05/08/2024

Kimberly Monday, MD, was elected to the TMA Board of Trustees during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. One of her key beliefs: “Physicians are in the best position to determine what health care services people and communities need, who should provide those services, and in what context.”


Board Member Highlight: Joseph Valenti, MD - 05/08/2024

Denton obstetrician-gynecologist Joseph S. Valenti, MD, began serving as vice chair of the TMA Board of Trustees in May 2023. He has served multiple terms on the association’s governing body after his reelection to the board in 2021.