El Paso Physicians to Begin Serving in TMA Leadership Positions

September 9, 2019

Three El Paso-area physicians will begin new terms of service in Texas Medical Association (TMA) leadership positions this week during the TMA Fall Conference.

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.

 Ogechika Karl Alozie, MD, an infectious disease physician in practice for nine years, was appointed to serve a three-year term on the TMA 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.

Azalia V. Martinez, MD, a family physician in practice for 37 years, was elected to serve on the TMA 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.

Roxanne M. Tyroch, MD, an internist in practice for 24 years, was elected to the TMA Council on Constitution and Bylaws. The council serves as an advisory body on matters pertaining to the TMA Constitution and Bylaws, and handles long-range organizational planning.

All of the physicians are members of the El Paso 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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September 09, 2019

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