Austin Volunteer Elected TMA Alliance President-Elect

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 grassroots advocacy.

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 2005-06.

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 Association.

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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