Belton Volunteer Installed as TMA Alliance President

May 6, 2017   

The 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 Medical Association (TMA), comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses. Mrs. Lairmore was inducted into office today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Houston.

Mrs. 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.

“I 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.”

Mrs. 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.

She 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.

Throughout 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 children.

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 Association.


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

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April 20, 2018