May 2, 2015
Houston emergency physician Arlo
Weltge, MD, MPH, today was elected vice speaker of the Texas Medical
Association (TMA) House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body.
Delegates elected him during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Austin.
“The connection to the grassroots issues of our members and the patients we
serve is key to our effectiveness as an organization,” said Dr. Weltge. “We
must continue working together to set policy that drives our ability to provide
the best care to our patients and best service to our members.”
During his 35 years as a physician, Dr. Weltge has been an
active member of his local county medical society, TMA, and the American
Medical Association (AMA). Currently he chairs the TMA Council on Constitution
and Bylaws and is a member of TMA’s Council
on Legislation End of Life Subcommittee, and he has been a member of the
TMA House of Delegates for 15 years.
addition, Dr. Weltge serves on the Board of Directors of TEXPAC,
TMA’s political action committee, chairs the TEXPAC Candidate Evaluation
Committee, and serves on the TEXPAC Membership Committee. Dr. Weltge is an
alternate delegate to the AMA and chairs the Harris County Medical Society
Delegation to TMA.
Dr. Weltge practices emergency medicine at
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, a Level I trauma center, and the Lyndon
B. Johnson Hospital. The board-certified
emergency physician is a
clinical professor and faculty member in the Emergency Medicine Residency
program at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (UTHealth Medical
School), and serves as medical director for the Emergency Medical Services
program at Houston Community College.
Dr. Weltge served as speaker and vice speaker for the
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) from 2007 to 2011 and has
served on its Board of Directors. In 2014, he received the John A. Rupke Legacy
Award for his lifelong commitment to ACEP.
Dr. Weltge also has served as president of the Texas College
of Emergency Physicians.
In Houston, he serves on the Board of Trustees for the Star
of Hope Mission for homeless residents.
Dr. Weltge received his medical degree from UTHealth Medical
School, and in 2013, received its Distinguished Alumnus Award. He completed his
residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and received his master of
public health degree from the UTHealth School of Public Health.
is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 48,000
physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110
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: Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; Cell: (512) 656-7320;
Steve Levine (512) 370-1380;
Cell: (512) 750-0971; email: steve.levine[at]texmed[dot]org
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