Waco-Temple Physicians Take TMA Leadership Roles

Several physicians from the Temple-Waco area have accepted leadership positions within the Texas Medical Association (TMA). TMA physicians and medical students who are appointed or elected to one of TMA’s 30 boards, councils, and committees are responsible for studying and recommending action on important issues affecting Texas patients and health care policy.


Christian Cable, MD, an oncologist of nine years, was reaelected to the TMA’s Council on Medical Education. The council coordinates TMA’s medical education activities, studies the physician workforce, accredits continuing medical education activities, and monitors physician licensure and credentialing.

Thomas Jones, MD, an emergency medicine physician of 20 years, was appointed chair of TMA’s Committee on Membership. The committee guides TMA’s and county medical societies’ membership recruitment and retention programs.

J. Scott Thomas, MD, a colon and rectal surgeon of nine years, was reappointed to TMA’s Committee on Continuing Education. The committee monitors and studies trends and issues in continuing medical education and recommends TMA policy on the subject.

All three physicians are members of the Bell County Medical Society.


Bradford Holland, MD, an otolaryngologist of 10 years, was reappointed to TMA’s Committee on Professional Liability. The committee follows trends, conducts educational campaigns, and works with TMA members to preserve medical liability reform. Dr. Holland is a member of the McLennan County Medical Society.

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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Sept. 20, 2012

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