Galveston-Area Physicians Assume TMA Leadership Positions

September 6, 2019

Two Galveston-area physicians and a medical student will begin new terms of service 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.


Doha G. Hussien, a medical student at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, was appointed as the medical student representative to TMA’s Committee on Health Information Technology. The committee promotes the safe and effective use of technology that supports practice efficiency, quality improvement activities, and management of population health; monitors laws, regulations, and programs, and develops association policy related to health technology; collaborates with other organizations and government to resolve health technology issues; and oversees development of technology-related education and resources for physicians.

Brian D. Masel, MD, an anesthesiologist in practice for five years, was appointed to TMA’s Committee on Membership. The committee guides TMA’s and county medical societies’ membership recruitment and retention programs.

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Kiran H. Shah, MD, a gynecologist in practice for 39 years, was reappointed to TMA’s Committee on Physician Health and Wellness. The committee provides support and outreach related to the treatment and rehabilitation of physicians with impairments.

Both physicians and the medical student are members of the Galveston 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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Last Updated On

September 09, 2019

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