Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) has installed Karen
Lairmore, a Belton volunteer, as its 100th president. TMAA is the volunteer
service organization of the Texas
(TMA), comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses. Mrs. Lairmore was inducted
into office today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Houston.
Lairmore will lead TMAA into its historic centennial year, which will culminate
with a celebration in San Antonio in May 2018. She is married to TMA member Terry
C. Lairmore, MD, chief of surgical oncology at Scott & White Memorial
Hospital in Temple.
am honored and humbled to be selected as the 100th president of this
organization,” said Mrs. Lairmore, who grew up as the daughter of a physician. “This
year will be one in which we celebrate where we’ve been, and determine where
we’re heading in our next 100 years.”
Lairmore has served as TMAA president-elect for the past year, and also has
served as TMAA vice president of membership and as a district director.
became active in her local Bell County Medical Alliance when she and her
husband moved to Texas in 2005. She has held several leadership positions since
then, including president.
She has volunteered
with Caring Ball, an annual event that raises money for the Temple Community
Clinic, for 10 years. Mrs. Lairmore also is president of the Scott & White
Visionaries, a nonprofit group that works with the Scott & White Foundation
to raise support for McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple. Prior to moving to
Texas, she was vice president of communications for the Junior League of St.
Louis, and she chaired several committees.
TMAA members and
their local alliances support statewide TMA public health initiatives Hard Hats for Little Heads and Be Wise — ImmunizeSM. They also carry out other projects that
benefit their communities, ranging from putting coats and shoes on kids to
providing scholarships to help high school students study medical professions.
our history, medical alliance members have been a bridge between physicians and
the community,” said Mrs. Lairmore. “Our outreach efforts, which are as big as the heart of this
organization, help support TMA’s mission to ‘improve the health of all Texans.’
Mrs. Lairmore received a bachelor of science degree in
biology from Baylor University and a master of science in microbiology and immunology from
Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She and her husband have three grown
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.
Be Wise — Immunize is a service mark of the Texas Medical
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