C. Bruce Malone, MD, will be installed as the Texas Medical Association’s 146th president during TexMed 2011 in Houston on May 13.
A board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Austin Bone & Joint Clinic, Dr. Malone previously served on the TMA Board of Trustees for nine years, including two years as chair. He has been a member of numerous TMA committees and has chaired the Physician Services Advisory Committee. He has served as chief of orthopedics, president of the medical staff, and a member of the Board of Governors of St. David's Health Care Partnership in Austin. In 1992, he served as president of the Travis County Medical Society. He currently is a delegate to the American Medical Association from Texas and a TMA delegate from Travis County. He is on the Texas Board of Blue Cross and Blue Shield and is a past president of the TMF Health Quality Institute.
Born in Nashville, the only child of an aerospace industrial engineer, Dr. Malone grew up in Fort Worth and Arlington. After graduating from Arlington High School, he went to Harvard University. Then, inspired by an uncle who was a physician in West Virginia, he chose a career in medicine, earning a medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals in Cleveland and served as a major in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Malone’s special interests are in major joint reconstruction and trauma. "We've had amazing technology develop over my orthopedic lifetime. The things we can do today have such value to people, and our patients really have good outcomes. It's rewarding and fun to work with these advancements. Patients routinely tell me how happy they are after their joint replacements. Many say to me, 'It must be really wonderful to be able to do this and help people.' The answer is it really is. It's a wonderful privilege."
Dr. Malone is married, is the father of three children, and has two grandchildren.
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