April 30, 2016
David C. Fleeger,
MD, an Austin surgeon,was reelected to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association's governing body. Physicians elected Dr. Fleeger today at TexMed, the
association's annual conference, in Dallas.
daily with the challenges of providing quality patient care and running an
economically viable practice. I share your frustrations," Dr. Fleeger told
the TMA House of Delegates, the association's policymaking body. "My 'agenda'
is transparent: to do everything I can to ensure that our association provides
you with the tools to be successful."
commitment to TMA began in 1992 in the Young Physician Section (YPS) for which
he served as a delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA). He also
served as chair of the section for two of his seven years on the YPS Governing
Council. He later became a member of TMA's Ad Hoc Committee on Health Care
Reform, chair of the Committee on Physician Distribution and Health Care
Access, and chair of the Council on Practice Management Services. Currently, he
serves as a Texas delegate to the AMA House of Delegates and as a member of TMA's
Management Services Organization Task Force and Council on Health Care Quality.
He also is vice chair for District 14 of TEXPAC, TMA's political action
Dr. Fleeger is a gubernatorial
appointee to the Governing Board of the Texas Health Services Authority, which
was formed to promote and coordinate health information exchange (HIE) and
health information technology (HIT) throughout the state. Because of his special
interest in HIE and HIT, he led his medical group practice in a successful
pilot program in the South Austin medical community to develop a usable and
sustainable model of interconnectivity between physician practices and a community
A past president of both the
Travis County Medical Society (TCMS) and the Texas Society of Colon and Rectal
Surgeons, Dr. Fleeger also served on the board of the Central Texas Regional
Blood and Tissue Center. Currently, he serves as vice president of the Catholic
Physicians Guild of Central Texas and as immediate past chair of the TMF Health
Quality Institute Board of Trustees.
St. David's Medical Center
selected Dr. Fleeger to receive its Frist Humanitarian Award in recognition of
his annual commitment to volunteer medical mission work in Guatemala. He also was
elected St. David's chief of staff and served on its Board of Trustees. In
2012, TCMS honored Dr. Fleeger with the Gold Headed Cane Award as Physician of
Dr. Fleeger is a board-certified
colon and rectal surgeon and managing partner of his seven-member group
practice. His fellow TCMS members know him as an excellent physician, trusted
colleague, and wise leader with integrity and vision.
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.
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Contact: Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; Cell: (512)
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Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382
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