April 30, 2016
Houston-area physicians were elected today
to represent Texas doctors in the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) House
of Delegates, the national organization’s policymaking body. The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) House of Delegates
elected or reelected the physician leaders in Dallas during TexMed, TMA’s
Delegates (all were reelected to serve):
- William H. Fleming, MD, a Houston neurologist in
practice for 37 years;
- Kenneth L. Mattox, MD, a Houston thoracic and
trauma surgeon in practice for 45 years; and
- Kevin H. McKinney, MD, a Galveston
endocrinologist and internist in practice for 19 years.
- William S. Gilmer, MD, a Houston neurologist in
practice for 28 years (reelected);
- Elizabeth Torres, MD, a Sugar Land internist in
practice for 32 years (elected); and
- Arlo F. Weltge, MD, a Bellaire emergency medicine
physician in practice for 35 years (reelected).
part of the TMA state delegation to AMA, these physicians help make policy
recommendations to the national body on behalf of Texas doctors.
Fleming, Mattox, Torres, Gilmer, and Weltge are members of the Harris County
Medical Society. Dr. McKinney is a member of the Galveston County Medical
TMA is the largest state
medical society in the nation, representing more than 49,000 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.
-- 30 --
Contact: Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; Cell: (512)
656-7320; e-mail: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org
Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382
Cell: (512) 650-5336;
Check out MeAndMyDoctor.com for interesting and timely
news on health care issues and policy.
Last Updated On
May 06, 2016