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,
association’s governing body.
TMA physician leaders in TMA’s House
of Delegates policymaking body elected Dr. Valenti today at TexMed, the association’s annual conference, in San Antonio.
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.”
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
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
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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