Austin Physician Elected to Texas Delegation to AMA

May 9, 2014

Alex Valadka, MD, an Austin neurosurgeon, was elected to represent Texas physicians as an alternate delegate to the American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body. Dr. Valadka was elected at TexMed, Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) annual conference in Fort Worth.

“I look forward to representing Texas physicians at the AMA,” said Dr. Valadka. “We must all work together as one profession to improve the way we provide care and to overturn changes that will be harmful to our patients.”

Dr. Valadka has served in numerous leadership roles in organized medicine. He serves on the TMA Committee on Professional Liability and is a Travis County Medical Society alternate delegate to TMA. Nationally, Dr. Valadka is treasurer of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and sits on the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons and on its Advisory Council for Neurological Surgery. 

Dr. Valadka cares for patients at Seton Brain and Spine Institute, where he serves as chief executive officer and chair of the Board. He also chairs the Board of Trustees of the Seton Clinical Enterprise. Dr. Valadka is a graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

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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