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.
Unless otherwise noted, all of the
physicians are members of the Travis County Medical Society.
infectious disease pediatrician in practice for 34 years, was appointed to
TMA’s Committee on Infectious Diseases. The
committee educates physicians and the public about new information regarding
infectious diseases including HIV, Zika, Ebola, and sexually transmitted
Jason M. Feuerman, MD, an ophthalmologist in practice for two
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.
Jeffrey B. Kahn, MD, an otolaryngologist in practice for 16
years, was reelected to TMA’s Council on Health Care Quality. The council
establishes policy on topics surrounding quality improvement, such as
performance-based measurements and value-based payment programs, and educates
physicians about federal and state incentives to improve patient care. It also
advocates for fair and sound quality improvement initiatives.
Megan K. Kressin, MD, a pathologist in practice for nine years,
was elected to TMA’s Council on Practice Management Services. (See Dr. Feuerman’s entry above for the council’s charge.)
Mikeal R. Love, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist in
practice for 25 years, was reappointed to TMA’s Committee on Continuing
Education. The committee monitors and studies trends and issues in continuing
medical education and recommends TMA policy on the subject.
pediatrician in practice for 13 years, was reappointed to TMA’s Committee on
Child and Adolescent Health. The committee promotes policies to encourage the
development of healthy young Texans.
F. Salman, MD, an internist in practice for 14 years, was appointed chair of TMA’s
Council on Health Care Quality. (See Dr. Kahn’s entry above for the council’s charge.)
Lynn Stewart, MD, a family physician for 11 years, was reappointed
to TMA’s Committee on Cancer. The committee supervises TMA’s cancer-related activities,
educates physicians and patients about cancer, and works with other groups on
cancer-related care and issues.
Marco A. Uribe, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist for 30 years,
was appointed chair of TMA’s Council on Physician Distribution and Health Care
Access. The committee analyzes the physician, nursing, and allied health care
workforce and its impact on health care access, and promotes careers in
medicine and the health professions.
Christopher M. Ziebell, MD, an emergency medicine physician for 24
years, was reelected 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 topics.
Kathleen V. Butler, MD, a pediatrician in practice for 15
years,was reappointed to TMA’s
Committee on Medical Home and Primary Care. The committee promotes the medical
home and integration of primary care, community care, and public health. She is
a member of the Williamson 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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