Houston Physician Named TMA’s “Young at Heart”

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.   

The Young 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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