Longview Physician Elected to TMA’s Board of Trustees

May 3, 2014

Brad G. Butler, MD, a Longview anesthesiologist, was elected today to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees. He is the first physician elected to the new board seat representing TMA’s Young Physician Section. The section is made up of physicians under the age of 40 or in their first eight years of practice.

“I am honored to be the first board member to represent TMA’s Young Physician Section,” said Dr. Butler.I bring a passion for taking care of patients, and an awareness of the challenges facing today’s physicians.” 

Dr. Butler is in private practice and is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. A decorated member of the Air Force Reserve, he is chief of aerospace medicine at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.

Dr. Butler has been active in organized medicine for almost 17 years, beginning when he was in medical school. Dr. Butler has served as chair of TMA’s Medical Student Section (MSS), Resident and Fellow Section (RFS), and YPS, as well as speaker and member of the governing councils of the American Medical Association (AMA) RFS and MSS. He also has chaired the TMA Committee on Professional Liability and served on TMA’s Council on Legislation.

Currently, Dr. Butler is an alternate delegate to the Texas Delegation to the AMA and has been a member of the TMA House of Delegates for many years. Dr. Butler also serves on the TMA Political Action Committee (TEXPAC) Board of Directors.

Dr. Butler is a member of the Gregg-Upshur County Medical Society and served as its president in 2009. He sits on the Hardin-Simmons University Board of Trustees and received the university’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2010.

Dr. Butler graduated from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a residency in anesthesiology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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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