Houston-Area Physicians Reelected to Represent Texas at AMA

May 19, 2018

Five Houston-area physicians were selected today to represent Texas doctors in the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) House of Delegates, the national organization’s policymaking body. The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) House of Delegates reelected the physician leaders in San Antonio during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference.

William H. Fleming III, MD, a neurologist in practice for 39 years, was reelected to serve as a delegate.

Kenneth L. Mattox, MD, a thoracic surgeon in practice for 47 years, was reelected to serve as a delegate.

William S. Gilmer, MD, a neurologist in practice for 30 years, was reelected to serve as an alternate delegate.

Elizabeth Torres, MD, an internal medicine physician in practice for 34 years, was reelected to serve as an alternate delegate.

Arlo F. Weltge, MD, an emergency medicine physician in practice for 37 years, was reelected to serve as an alternate delegate.

As part of the Texas Delegation to the AMA, these physicians will take policy adopted by the TMA House of Delegates forward to the AMA House of Delegates. In addition, they will advocate on the national level for Texas patients and physicians.

The physicians are members of the Harris County Medical Society. 

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 51,000 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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May 17, 2018