Denton Physician Elected to TMA Board of Trustees

May 19, 2018

Joseph S. Valenti, MD, a Denton obstetrician-gynecologist for the past 20 years, was elected to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association’s governing body. TMA physician leaders in TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body elected Dr. Valenti today at TexMed, the associations annual conference, in San Antonio.

“I am honored to continue to serve my peers in this new role,” said Dr. Valenti. “I will seek to empower physicians to improve the health care of all Texans.”

Dr. Valenti has served in several leadership roles within TMA. He has chaired three TMA bodies — the Council on Socioeconomics, the Council on Constitution and Bylaws, and the Committee on Maternal and Perinatal Health. In his earlier days of medicine, he represented the medical student, resident and fellow, and young physician sections as a delegate in TMA’s House of Delegates.

Dr. Valenti has been involved in organized medicine outside of TMA as well. An American Medical Association member, he served on its Resident and Fellow Section Governing Council. He also is a past president of the Denton County Medical Society.

He currently serves on The Physicians Foundation Board of Directors, and he is chief of staff of North Texas Hospital, a physician-owned facility.

Dr. Valenti is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He graduated from medical school with honors from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed his residency in 1998 at the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

He looks forward to serving on TMA’s governing body, in hopes of preserving the patient-physician relationship. “We are faced with a future that we must walk together with our patients,” he said. “We are their stewards, and they are our partners, and we can only succeed if we are kept always vigilant of that fact.”

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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May 17, 2018