Houston Physician Joins TMA Foundation Board

Sept. 11, 2017  

Carla F. Ortique, MD, a Houston obstetrician-gynecologist in practice for 27 years, has joined the Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) Board of Trustees. She begins her three-year term at TMA Fall Conference in September, after being selected in May to serve.

TMAF, the philanthropic arm of TMA, raises funds to support the public health, quality of care, and science priority initiatives of the association and the family of medicine. TMAF raises funds and connects medicine, business, and community groups that carry out these programs at the local and state levels.

Dr. Ortique has been a TMA member for 22 years and is a Texas delegate to the American Medical Association. Dr. Ortique chaired TMA’s Committee on Maternal and Perinatal Health from 2012 to 2014 and now serves as consultant for the committee under its new name, the TMA Committee on Reproductive, Women’s, and Perinatal Health. She also served on TMA’s Patient-Physician Advocacy Committee and the President’s Select Committee on Patient Safety. Dr. Ortique is a member of the Harris County Medical Society.

In addition to her service within TMA, Dr. Ortique is vice chair of the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force in the Texas Department of State Health Services. She is a member of the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies Executive Committee and served on the board of trustees for the TMF Health Quality Institute.

Dr. Ortique cares for patients at The Women’s Specialists of Houston at Texas Children’s Hospital and is a clinical instructor in the Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine.

She received her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine (UIC-COM) and completed her residency in family medicine at UIC-COM and in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center in Minnesota.  

Dr. Ortique joins the TMAF board of TMA physician members, TMA Alliance members (TMA physicians and spouses who work on TMA volunteer initiatives such as the outreach programs to improve health), and community leaders. Each member serves a three-year term and may be reappointed to serve two additional terms.

Some of the better-known programs TMAF supports are TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads, Be Wise — ImmunizeSM, Walk With a Doc Texas, Minority Scholarship Program, and Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. The foundation also funds local health initiatives through community grants.

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. TMA Foundation raises funds to support the population health, quality of care and science priority initiatives of TMA and the Family of Medicine.   

Be Wise — Immunize is a service mark of the Texas Medical Association.  

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September 12, 2017

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