Sugar Land Physician Elected to TMA’s Board of Trustees

May 19, 2018

Sugar Land family physician Lindsay Botsford, MD, has been elected to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees to represent TMA’s Young Physician Section (TMA-YPS). TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body elected Dr. Botsford to a two-year term today during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, in San Antonio.

“Because of my experiences in patient care, teaching, and leading, and as a mom to two small children, I understand the issues that young physicians and health care are facing. The administrative burden is growing, and burnout is rampant,” said Dr. Botsford. “We must find ways to generate workable solutions that balance protecting our profession and patients while paving a path forward for change.”

Dr. Botsford has been active in TMA and the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) for 15 years. As a medical student, Dr. Botsford was a leader on the TMA Medical Student Section Executive Committee, and she served as the section’s representative to the TMA Board of Trustees in 2006. In 2013, she graduated from the TMA Leadership College. The following year, Dr. Botsford was appointed to the TMA Committee on Medical Home and Primary Care, and she became chair of the group in 2016. In 2017, she became chair of the TMA-YPS.

Within HCMS, Dr. Botsford chaired the Employed Physicians Committee and served on the Membership Committee. In 2014, she was elected as an officer of her HCMS branch, a position that earned her a seat on the HCMS Executive Board. As the Medical Director of the Herman Memorial Medical Group at Sugar Creek in Sugar Land, she earned the TMA bronze- and silver-level Recognition for Excellence in Academic Medicine for her work as a faculty member.

Dr. Botsford also has been active within organized medicine at the national level, including chairing the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Quality and Practice. In 2017, she was appointed to the National Quality Forum’s Primary Care and Chronic Illness Standing Committee.

Dr. Botsford received her undergraduate degree from Rice University, her masters degree in business administration from the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business, and her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine / Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, where she served as chief resident. She received a certification in medical quality from the American Board of Medical Quality in 2017. 

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