Biography of TMA President Diana L. Fite, MD, 2020-2021

Fite MD 190Diana L. Fite, MD, was installed as the Texas Medical Association’s 155th president on May 2, 2020, in Austin.

Dr. Fite is board certified in emergency medicine and has practiced in Houston for 40 years. 

The Amarillo native earned her bachelor of science degree from West Texas State University at Canyon, and her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, now known as McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

She has battled for physicians and good patient care throughout her four decades as a member of TMA and the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS). Dr. Fite has served on nearly 25 different boards, councils, or committees. Prior to serving as TMA president-elect, she chaired and served as secretary of the association’s Board of Trustees. She also chaired the TMA Council on Medical Education and several committees.

Dr. Fite has represented HCMS as a delegate at every meeting of TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body since 1986 (including through the arrival of seven of her eight children). She has represented doctors from her home state in the Texas delegation to the American Medical Association since 2003. She also supports TMA’s political action committee, TEXPAC, as a charter Patron member.

Dr. Fite has served as president of HCMS, the Houston Academy of Medicine, Texas College of Emergency Physicians, and the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians. She has chaired multiple hospital committees and served on medical executive committees at three different hospitals.

Dr. Fite resides in Magnolia, Texas. She is the mother of eight and has more than a dozen grandchildren, with whom she enjoys spending much of her time when not seeing patients. Although her father was a physician, she believes becoming a physician was God’s purpose for her, and she feels guided by her faith. 

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May 04, 2020

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May 04, 2020