Lubbock Physicians Take TMA Leadership Positions

July 10, 2017   

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 September.

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.

Sandra Dee 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 retention programs.

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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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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