September 10, 2019
Seven San Antonio physicians will begin terms 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.
Unless otherwise noted, all the physicians below are members of the Bexar County Medical Society.
Ramon S. Cancino, MD, a family physician in practice for two years, was appointed to serve on TMA’s Committee on Membership. The committee guides TMA’s and county medical societies’ membership recruitment and retention programs.
John D. Edwards, MD, an otolaryngologist in practice for 14 years, was reelected to TMA’s Council on Socioeconomics. The council makes recommendations related to the socioeconomic aspects of medical care and regulations that affect physicians and their patients.
Vincent P. Fonseca, MD, a public health and general preventive medicine specialist in practice for 27 years, was reappointed as a consultant to TMA’s Council on Science and Public Health. This council develops TMA policy on critical public health and medical science issues, advances TMA’s leadership in medical science and public health advocacy, and provides physicians timely public health and scientific information on current topics.
Alice K. Gong, MD, a neonatal-perinatal specialist in practice for 34 years, was appointed as a consultant to TMA’s Council on Science and Public Health. (See Dr. Fonseca’s entry above for the council’s charge.)
Priti Mody-Bailey, MD, a family physician in practice for 25 years, was appointed to TMA’s Council on Science and Public Health. (See Dr. Fonseca’s entry above for the council’s charge.)
Jeffrey V. Paul, MD, a pediatrician in practice for 16 years, was appointed to serve on TMA’s Committee on Rural Health. The committee reviews and comments on laws, regulations, and activities that affect patient care in rural areas. Dr. Paul is a member of the Comal County Medical Society.
Ezequiel “Zeke” Silva III, MD, a diagnostic radiologist in practice for 18 years, was elected to TMA’s Council on Socioeconomics. (See Dr. Edwards’ entry above for the council’s charge.)
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
Connect with TMA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Check out MeAndMyDoctor.com for interesting and timely news on health care issues and policy.