For Immediate Release
May 19, 2012
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Wichita Falls pathologist Susan M. Strate, MD, was elected vice speaker of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body. Dr. Strate was elected during TMA’s annual conference, TexMed 2012, May 18-19 in Dallas.
Dr. Strate has a solid record of advocating to improve the health of all Texans. She frequently testifies on behalf of physicians and their patients in the Texas Legislature on important health care issues. She is a past president of the TMA Foundation (TMAF), the association’s philanthropic arm, and a member of TMAF’s Leadership Society, having donated her time and resources to charitable endeavors the foundation funds. Additionally, Dr. Strate has chaired the TMA Council on Socioeconomics; Patient-Physician Advocacy Committee; and TEXPAC, TMA’s political action committee. She also has served as a delegate to the TMA House of Delegates since 1990.
Locally, Dr. Strate was president of the Wichita-Archer-Baylor-Clay-Knox County Medical Society in 1996. A practicing physician for nearly 30 years, she provides services at several community and small rural hospitals and the Wichita County Public Health District Laboratory.
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing nearly 46,000 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.
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