Austin Anesthesiologist Elected Treasurer of TMA Foundation Board

May 23, 2013

James A. Prentice, MD, a retired Austin anesthesiologist, was elected treasurer of the Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) Board of Trustees. TMAF, the philanthropic arm of the nation’s largest state medical society, makes initiatives possible that stress prevention and healthier lifestyles for more Texans. TMAF raises funds and connects medicine, business, and community groups that carry out these programs at the local and state levels.

Dr. Prentice has a long history of service and philanthropy. A University of Texas Southwestern Medical School graduate, Dr. Prentice served in the United States Air Force Medical Corps for seven years and was later a consultant in anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic and an assistant professor at Mayo Medical School. After returning to Texas, he became a partner in the Austin Anesthesiology Group, where he practiced for 24 years until retirement.

Dr. Prentice is past president of the Travis County Medical Society and the Paramount Theatre Board, and was a founding board member of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden. For the past 30 years, he has served on the board of Austin Symphony Orchestra. He currently serves on the Development Board at The University of Texas (UT) at Austin and on The University of Texas (System) Foundation Board, and is a past chair of the UT College of Natural Sciences Advisory Council.

Dr. Prentice is a graduate of Leadership Austin, is a past chair of the St. David’s Episcopal Church Foundation, and serves on the Community Health Access Committee of St. David’s Foundation. He is married to Linda Gilbert Prentice, MD, a retired pediatric endocrinologist.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 47,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 112 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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