April 29, 2016
Houston emergency medicine
physician Angela Siler Fisher, MD, is the 2016 Texas Medical Association (TMA) Young
at Heart Award recipient. Doctors from the TMA Young Physician Section presented
the award during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, today in Dallas.
Physician Section (YPS), a group of TMA physicians
under the age of 40 or in their first eight years of medical practice, chose
Dr. Fisher for her commitment and willingness to help young physicians become
tomorrow’s leaders in the association.
“I am deeply honored to
receive this year’s TMA YPS Young at Heart Award,” said Dr. Fisher. “It is
wonderful to be recognized for doing something that I love so much — mentoring
and developing influential, inspirational leaders by encouraging them to take
risks, to look and act beyond the obvious, to reach beyond professional
achievement, and become acknowledged and respected leaders.”
A practicing physician
for 12 years, Dr. Fisher is the founder of MaveRx, a leadership consulting
firm. She is a former associate chief of operations for the Section of
Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and a founding member of the Emergency
Medicine Section and residency training program. Dr. Fisher also served as the
medical director of the Ben Taub Hospital Emergency Department.
“Dr. Fisher is
committed to the development of extraordinary leaders that are bold, innovative
thinkers, credible resources, and relevant trendsetters,” said Sandra J.
Williams, DO, YPS member and the physician who nominated Dr. Fisher. “She
directs many leadership programs and mentors many incredible leaders now
impacting decisions made for our Texas patients. She provides around-the-clock
availability and support to ensure young leaders receive the resources needed
to be successful.”
TMA and other physician
groups previously have honored Dr. Fisher for mentoring young and aspiring
physicians. In 2011, the TMA Medical Student Section awarded Dr. Fisher the C.
Frank Webber, MD, Award for her commitment to mentoring medical students. She also
has received the Emergency Medical Residents’ Association Joseph F. Waeckerle
Founder’s Award, the American Medical Association Women Physicians Congress
Physician Mentor Recognition, and the American College of Emergency Physicians
Council Teamwork Award.
Dr. Fisher is a member
of the TMA House of Delegates (the association’s governing body) and served on
TMA’s Committee on Emergency Services and Trauma.
Dr. Fisher is a fellow
of the American College of Emergency Physicians. She has a bachelor of science
in nursing from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and a
medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of
Medicine. Dr. Fisher completed her residency at Christiana Care Health System
in Newark, Delaware, where she served as chief resident for emergency medicine.
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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