San Antonio Physician Tagged TMA’s “Young at Heart”

For Immediate Release
May 20, 2011




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The Young Physician Section of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) presented William W. Hinchey, MD, of San Antonio its Young at Heart Award during TexMed 2011, TMA’s annual conference. The section chose the TMA physician leader to receive the award for his commitment to organized medicine and his willingness and openness to bringing young physicians up the association’s ranks.

“I am honored and humbled by this award,” said Dr. Hinchey, a pathologist. “It is most satisfying to know the next generation of Texas physicians believes I have in some small manner influenced them.”  

The Young Physician Section, a group of TMA physicians under the age of 40 or in their first eight years of medical practice, surprised Dr. Hinchey with the award at TexMed’s House of Delegates (governing body) meeting. 

The former TMA president said this recognition is meaningful to him for many reasons:  His son became a physician, the honor is a reflection upon those who mentored him, and he is confident knowing the care he delivers will be in the able hands of these young doctors in the years to come.  

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 45,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 120 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans. TMA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the association and raises funds to support the public health and science priority initiatives of TMA and the family of medicine. 

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