TMA COVID–19 Task Force

The Texas Medical Association has assembled the TMA COVID-19 Task Force to help Texas physicians prepare their practices to protect and treat their patients in the event of a community outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus.

The task force is chaired by Wendy Chung, MD, chief epidemiologist at Dallas County Health and Human Services and chair of the TMA Council on Science and Public Health. Dr. Chung leads the team of front-line infectious disease and primary care physician experts who will stay informed of the latest epidemiological information regarding COVID-19 and advise fellow physicians across the state about developments. The idea is for this TMA blue-ribbon group to empower front-line physicians to have their practices ready to answer the call and help their community’s patients if cases develop in their hometown.

Members of the TMA COVID-19 Task Force are:  

  • Wendy M. Chung, MD, MSPH - Dallas (Chair)
  • Ogechika K. Alozie, MD - El Paso
  • John T. Carlo, MD - Dallas
  • Mark A. Casanova, MD FAAHPM - Dallas
  • Robert L. Fine, MD, FACP, FAAHPM - Dallas
  • Clare N. Gentry, MD - Houston 
  • Robert D. Greenberg, MD - Temple
  • C. Mary Healy, MD - Houston
  • David L. Lakey, MD - Austin
  • Charles J. Lerner, MD, FSHEA - San Antonio
  • Donald K. Murphey, MD - Austin
  • Jan E. Patterson, MD - San Antonio
  • Trish M. Perl, MD - Dallas
  • Valerie B. Smith, MD - Tyler
  • Erica W. Swegler, MD - Austin

Last Updated On

July 13, 2021

Originally Published On

March 18, 2020