Austin Surgeon Reelected to TMA Board of Trustees

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.

"We struggle 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."

Dr. Fleeger's 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 committee.

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 health record.

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 the Year.

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) 656-7320; e-mail: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org

                 Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382 Cell: (512) 650-5336; e-mail: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org

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