Six Lubbock physicians have been selected for leadership positions
in the Texas Medical Association (TMA). TMA held elections and appointments in
conjunction with its TexMed conference and expo, held this year in Houston. The
physicians will begin their term of service at TMA’s Fall Conference in
TMA leadership appoints or elects TMA physicians and medical
students to one of TMA’s 25 boards, councils, and committees. They are
responsible for studying health care-related issues and making recommendations
on important health care policy affecting Texas patients and their physicians.
Eman N. Attaya, MD, a radiologist for nine years, was elected
to TMA’s Council on Health Promotion. The council plans and oversees community
outreach programs that enable TMA, the TMA Alliance (a volunteer organization
of TMA physicians and spouses), and the TMA Foundation (TMA’s philanthropic arm)
to improve the health of all Texans.
Ronald L. Cook, MD, a family physician in practice for 20
years, was reelected to TMA’s Council on Medical Education. The council
coordinates TMA’s medical education activities, studies Texas’ physician
workforce trends, accredits continuing medical education programs, and monitors
physician licensure and credentialing.
Dickerson, MD, a general surgeon in practice for 29 years, was appointed chair of
TMA’s Committee on Rural Health. The
committee reviews and comments on laws, regulations, and activities that affect
patient care in rural areas.
Sameer Islam, MD, an internist in practice for six years,
was elected to TMA’s Council on Practice Management Services. The council
oversees all association practice-management services provided directly to
physicians and their staff.
Michelle Tarbox, MD, a practicing dermatologist for four
years, was appointed to TMA’s Committee on Membership. The
committee guides TMA’s and county medical societies’ membership recruitment and
Nawal S. Zeitouni, MD, a practicing pediatrician for 17 years,
was appointed to TMA’s Committee on Child and Adolescent Health. The committee promotes policies to encourage the
development of healthy young Texans.
All of the
physicians are members of the Lubbock-Crosby-Garza 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.
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370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org
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