San Antonio Physician Elected to TMA Board of Trustees

May 19, 2018

Jayesh B. Shah, MD, a San Antonio physician specializing in undersea and hyperbaric medicine for 24 years, was elected today to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body elected Dr. Shah during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, in San Antonio.

“I am familiar with the issues faced by Texas physicians,” Dr. Shah said. “I deal with those issues every day and personally believe that I can provide novel solutions for our unprecedented challenges. I spend a majority of my time seeing patients on a full-time basis. I manage a small group practice, teach at University of Incarnate Word, and am about to graduate with a master of health care administration degree from Trinity University.”

Dr. Shah is board certified in internal medicine and in undersea and hyperbaric medicine. He is chief executive officer of South Texas Wound Associates, PA in San Antonio. He is an expert and educator in the field of wound care and hyperbaric medicine, having published two books, The Textbook of Chronic Wound Care and Wound Care Certification Study Guide. He is an adjunct faculty member at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the University of the Incarnate Word School of Medicine in San Antonio. 

Dr. Shah is the president of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine. He also served as president of the Bexar County Medical Society in 2016, and as president of the Texas Indo-American Physician Society and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, a national organization representing 100,000 physicians. He also chaired the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists.

Dr. Shah received a bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery degree from Baroda Medical College in India, and completed an internal medicine residency at Columbia University’s St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital in New York. 

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

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May 17, 2018