Rio Grande Valley Physicians Elected to Represent Texas at AMA

May 19, 2018

Two physicians from the Rio Grande Valley were elected today to represent Texas doctors in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, the national organization’s policymaking body. The Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates elected the physician leaders in San Antonio during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference.

E. Linda Villarreal, MD, an Edinburg internist in practice for 29 years, was reelected to serve as an AMA delegate.

Laura Faye Gephart, MD, a McAllen obstetrician-gynecologist in her first year of practice, was elected as an alternate delegate. 

As part of the TMA state delegation to AMA, these physicians help make policy recommendations to the national body on behalf of Texas doctors.

Both physicians are members of the Hidalgo-Starr 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