Dallas Physicians Take TMA Leadership Roles

June 14, 2013 



Nine Dallas physicians 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. 

Council elections, and council and committee appointments: 

John T. Carlo, MD, a public health and general preventive medicine specialist, was appointed chair of TMA’s Council on Science and Public Health. This council develops policy on high-priority public health and medical science issues, provides physicians evidence-based public health and scientific information, and communicates TMA policy on these issues. 

Wendy M. Chung, MD, MSPH, a pediatric infectious disease specialist, was appointed chair of TMA’s Committee on Infectious Diseases. The committee educates physicians and the public about new information regarding infectious diseases including HIV, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted diseases. 

Steven R. Hays, MD, a nephrologist in practice for 29 years, was elected to 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. 

James Scott Holliday, DO, an anesthesiologist for 10 years, was elected to TMA’s Council on Socioeconomics. The council makes recommendations related to the socioeconomic aspects of medical care and regulations.   

Richard W. Snyder II, MD, a cardiologist for 20 years, was elected to TMA’s Council on Legislation. The council develops and implements legislative policies at the state and national levels to improve medicine and patient care. 

Robert E. Suter, DO, an emergency physician practicing for 20 years, was elected to TMA’s Council on Health Service Organizations. Radha G. Iyengar, MD, a surgical oncologist for five years, was reelected. She is a member of the Collin-Fannin County Medical Society. The Council on Health Service Organizations makes recommendations and takes action relative to all patient-care facilities, including emergency departments; ambulatory surgery centers; hospitals; and skilled nursing, long-term-care, assisted living, hospice, home care, and other treatment facilities. 

Sue Bornstein, MD, an internist who has practiced for 18 years, was appointed to TMA’s Committee on Physician Distribution and Health Care Access. The committee analyzes the physician, nursing, and allied health workforce and its impact on health care access, and promotes careers in medicine and the health professions. 

Richard M. Layman, MD, an anesthesiologist for six years, was reappointed to TMA’s Committee on Blood and Tissue Usage. The committee monitors transfusion medicine and tissue donation, processing, and transplantation. 

The above physicians, unless otherwise indicated, are members of the Dallas County Medical Society. 

 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.    

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