September 6, 2019
Three Victoria physicians will begin new terms in Texas Medical Association (TMA) leadership positions during the TMA Fall Conference next week.
TMA leaders appoint or elect TMA physicians and medical students to one of TMA’s 25 boards, councils, and committees. They are responsible for studying health care-related issues and making recommendations on important health care policy affecting Texas patients and their physicians.
Thomas A. Kaspar, MD, an infectious disease specialist in practice for 23 years, was appointed chair of TMA’s Committee on Infectious Diseases. The committee educates physicians and the public about new information regarding infectious diseases including HIV, Zika, Ebola, and sexually transmitted diseases.
George A. Osuchukwu, MD, a nephrologist in practice for nine years, was reelected to TMA’s Council on Practice Management Services. The council oversees all association practice management services provided directly to physicians and their staff.
C. Leilani Valdes, MD, a pathologist in practice for 11 years, was reelected to TMA’s Council on Health Promotion. The council plans and oversees community outreach programs that enable TMA, the TMA Alliance (TMA’s community service and advocacy arm), and the TMA Foundation (TMA’s philanthropic arm) to improve the health of all Texans.
The physicians are members of the Victoria-Goliad-Jackson County Medical Society.
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
Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336
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