The Texas Medical Association (TMA) installed Edinburg gastroenterologist Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, as its 152nd president. He took office in a ceremony before TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Houston. He will lead America’s largest state medical society for one year.
Just minutes before Edinburg gastroenterologist Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, was installed as TMA’s 152nd president, the association’s House of Delegates elected numerous new officers, trustees, and representatives to the American Medical Association House of Delegates.
Meet the Rest of the TMA Leadership
TMA’s History of Medicine Committee presents an online exhibit featuring portraits and short biographical sketches of all TMA presidents beginning with the organization of the State Medical Association of Texas in 1853. Read the biographies in the notes section below each slide. And, check out the page of interesting facts about TMA presidents. This online exhibit is a work in progress; we will add more biographies during the year.
The TMA Leadership College (TMALC) was established in 2010 as part of TMA's effort to ensure strong and sustainable physician leadership with organized medicine. TMALC graduates serve as thought leaders who can close the divide among clinicians and health care policymakers, and as trusted leaders within their local communities.
Robert T. Gunby Jr., MD, a Dallas physician has been honored with the 2017 Texas Medical Association (TMA) Distinguished Service Award. He received TMA’s top honor during TexMed 2017, the association’s annual conference in Houston. TMA’s Board of Councilors ethics body selected him for the award.
Rock-solid support among TMA faithful isn't uncommon. Indeed, frustrated by changes in health care, many Texas doctors and their office staffs view the organization as a white-hatted cowboy battling valiantly on their behalf.
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