Three El Paso physicians have been elected 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.
James B. Boone III, MD, an anesthesiologist in
practice for 14 years, was elected 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
Richard W. McCallum, MD, a gastroenterologist in practice for eight
years, was elected to TMA’s Council on Science and Public Health. This council
develops TMA policy on critical public health and medical science issues,
advances TMA’s leadership in medical science and public health advocacy, and
provides physicians timely public health and scientific information on current
Luis H. Urrea II, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in practice for 21
years, was reelected to TMA’s Council on Socioeconomics. The council makes
recommendations related to the socioeconomic aspects of medical care and
regulations that affect physicians and their patients.
physicians are members of the El Paso 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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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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