May 3, 2014
The Texas Medical Association
Alliance (TMAA) has elected Patty Loose, an Austin volunteer, as its president-elect.
TMAA is the volunteer service organization of the Texas Medical Association (TMA),
comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses.
Mrs. Loose will serve as president-elect
for one year, then become the TMAA president in 2015. She is married to Isaac
(Ike) A. Loose, MD, an Austin retina ophthalmologist and TMA member.
Upon her election, Mrs. Loose said, “I’m
excited to take this step with an organization I believe in and that is so
important to my family.
“Medicine is undergoing many changes,”
she said, “and the TMA Alliance is here to advocate on behalf of our spouses
and their profession so they can care for their patients.”
Mrs. Loose said TMAA members are
involved in their communities across the state and can help Texans understand the
challenges facing physicians that divert their time from patient care. They
also help community and state decisionmakers understand these issues through
Volunteering is one of Mrs. Loose’s
passions. She has served as a TMAA district director and as vice presidents of
Membership, Future Planning, and Legislation. Mrs. Loose also has represented
TMAA on TMA’s Committee on Membership and Council on Legislation, and on the
TMA Political Action Committee (TEXPAC) Board.
Mrs. Loose has been an active member of
the Travis County Medical Alliance (TCMA) for more than a decade. She has held
nearly every elected position within TCMA, including serving as president in
In her community, Mrs. Loose has been an
active parent volunteer at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. She currently is
serving a three-year term as upper school president of the Parent
Mrs. Loose graduated from Texas
Christian University with a bachelor of fine arts. She and her husband have two
sons: Connor, a high school senior, and Ryan, a high school sophomore.
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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