Biography of TMA President Don R. Read, MD

Don R. Read, MD, is the 151st president of the Texas Medical Association.

A colon and rectal surgeon in Dallas for the past 38 years, Dr. Read is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and the Texas Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Upon graduating from Austin College in 1964, Dr. Read received his medical degree in 1968 from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

He has served in various leadership capacities, including chair of the TMA Board of Trustees. He was the founding chair of the TMA PracticeEdge Board of Managers in 2015. Dr. Read was president of the Dallas County Medical Society in 2002 and was chair of TMA's Patient-Physician Advocacy Committee during 2006–07. He is a past president of the Texas Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Dr. Read sings in the choir at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church and has been a member of the Downtown Dallas Rotary Club for more than 30 years. He has been married to his wife, Roberta, for more than 40 years. She is a nurse at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. They have two daughters who are professional musicians. Sarah is an organist in Whitewater, Wisc., and Alison is a harpist in Dallas.

Read Dr. Read's Installation Address.

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Last Updated On

May 17, 2017

Originally Published On

April 28, 2016