Two Beaumont physicians have accepted new 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.
Ray Callas, MD, an anesthesiologist in practice for 10 years, was elected to TMA’s Council on Legislation. The council develops and implements legislative policies at both the state and national level, to improve medicine and patient care.
David C. Powell, MD, an anesthesiologist in practice for 32 years, was appointed to TMA’s Committee on Patient-Physician Advocacy. The committee assesses the quality of medical care in Texas and recommends regulatory, legislative, and legal approaches to ensure that the highest standard of quality medical care is available for all Texan patients.
Both physicians are members of the Jefferson 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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