Lubbock Physician Elected Alternate Delegate to the AMA

May 9, 2014


Cynthia Jumper, MD, a Lubbock internist, was elected to represent Texas physicians as an alternate delegate to the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body. Dr. Jumper was elected at TexMed, Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) annual conference in Fort Worth.

“The most important aspect of organized medicine is that it gives the medical community a prominent place at the table in discussions that will shape national health care policy,” said Dr. Jumper. “I am excited to represent patients and their physicians in the state of Texas.”

As a member of TMA for 30 years, Dr. Jumper has served on numerous councils and committees, including chairing the Council on Medical Education, Reference Committee on Public Health, and Committee on Cancer. She is a member of TEXPAC, TMA’s political action committee, and the TMA Foundation, the association’s philanthropic arm. Locally, Dr. Jumper is a member of the Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society, where she served as a delegate and currently serves as an alternate delegate to TMA.

A dedicated community caregiver and health care educator, Dr. Jumper volunteers at the local homeless medical clinic, supervises medical students at local flu clinics and health fairs, and mentored young physicians through the 2010 TMA Leadership College. In 2010, she was named distinguished alumnus at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, where she is a tenured professor, associate dean, and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine as well as vice president of Health Policy. 

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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