May 18, 2019
Waco otolaryngologist Bradford W. Holland, MD, was elected vice speaker of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body. Delegates elected him today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Dallas.
“While some state medical societies are questioning the value of their large statewide assemblies and houses of delegates, let me affirm my absolute belief that we need a strong House of Delegates in Texas now more than ever,” said Dr. Holland. He values TMA and its house policymaking body. “The House of Delegates is the pinnacle authoritative body of TMA. No part of TMA could be more important,” he said.
“The changes that are so critically needed in the practice of medicine in order to preserve our profession will come from the TMA House of Delegates,” he said. “Working together,” he added “we can protect our patients, preserve our profession, and leave a lasting legacy for the generations yet to come.”
Dr. Holland will work alongside newly elected TMA Speaker Arlo Weltge, MD, to preside over the House of Delegates. Dr. Holland has held multiple leadership positions in TMA, serving three years on TMA’s Council on Legislation and as chair of TEXPAC, TMA’s political action committee. Dr. Holland was an early graduate of the TMA Leadership College, created to develop young physicians’ leadership skills. He has been an active TMA member for 20 years.
Dr. Holland also is a past president of the McLennan County Medical Society.
Dr. Holland is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and has practiced as an ear, nose, and throat specialist for 17 years. He is a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians and is active in his specialty society, the Texas Association of Otolaryngology, having served in many roles there, including as president.
A graduate of Leadership Waco, Dr. Holland is past member of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce and served as president of the Waco Symphony Association. He also served on the board of directors of the Central Texas American Cancer Society.
Dr. Holland is an adjunct faculty member in Baylor University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
His wife, Amanda, is director of Baylor University’s Department of Advising for Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and the couple has four teenage children in junior high and high school.
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing nearly 53,000 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.
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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