May 6, 2017
San Antonio physicians were elected
today to represent Texas doctors in the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s)
House of Delegates, the national organization’s policymaking body. The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) House of Delegates
elected the physician leaders in Houston during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference.
N. Henkes, MD, a pathologist in practice for 34 years, was reelected
to serve as a delegate.
Jennifer R. Rushton, MD, a pathologist in practice
for 10 years, was elected
to serve as an alternate delegate.
B. Shah, MD, an undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist in
practice for 23 years, was reelected to serve as a delegate.
part of the Texas Delegation to the AMA, these delegates will take policy
adopted by the TMA House of Delegates forward to the AMA House of Delegates. In
addition, they will advocate on the national level for Texas patients and
three physicians are members of the Bexar County Medical Society.
TMA is the largest state
medical society in the nation, representing more than 50,000 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.
Contact: Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org
Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512)
650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org