El Paso Physician Elected Alternate Delegate to the AMA

May 9, 2014

Roxanne M. Tyroch, MD, an El Paso internist, was elected to represent Texas physicians as an alternate delegate to the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body. Dr. Tyroch was elected at TexMed, the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) annual conference in Fort Worth.

“I am honored to serve as an AMA alternate delegate,” said Dr. Tyroch. “Regardless of where we live, where we work, or what our talents are, physicians must work together to protect the sanctity of this honor and privilege we call ‘the practice of medicine.’ ”

Dr. Tyroch has a long history of leadership within TMA. She chaired the Committee on Patient-Physician Advocacy, served on the Reference Committee on Financial and Organization Affairs, and currently serves on the Council on Legislation. Dr. Tyroch is a member of the Border Health Caucus and has visited Washington on behalf of patients and physicians along the U.S.-Mexico border. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Medical Foundation, a health quality improvement organization, since 2009 and was recently elected to her second year on its executive committee.

Locally, Dr. Tyroch is a member of the El Paso County Medical Society where she serves on its executive committee and as a delegate to TMA.

Dr. Tyroch practices medicine at multiple hospitals in El Paso and is launching a start-up called Intellimedicine that begins operations May 2014. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona Medical School.

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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Contact: Pam Udall (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 413-6807; email: pam.udall@texmed.org
Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear@texmed.org  

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