Laredo Physicians Continue Serving in TMA Leadership Positions

September 12, 2020

Two Laredo physicians have begun new terms of service in Texas Medical Association (TMA) leadership positions, while caring for patients and managing medicine’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

TMA’s  House of Delegates policymaking body met virtually on Saturday to ratify the last of this year’s TMA elections. The pandemic forced TMA to alter its governance and meeting processes. Physician leaders have used virtual meetings and special governance provisions this year to elect or appoint physicians and medical students to one or more of TMA’s 25 boards, councils, and committees. The physicians are responsible for studying health care-related issues and making recommendations on important health care policy affecting Texas patients and their physicians.

Both physicians are members of the Webb-Zapata-Jim Hogg County Medical Society.

Luis Manuel Benavides, MD, family physician in practice for 39 years; reelected to TMA’s Council on Socioeconomics.

Robert Donald Hudson, MD, dermatologist and internist in practice for 39 years; reappointed to TMA’s Committee on Physician Distribution and Health Care Access.

Read the descriptions and charges of each TMA board, council, and committee.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 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 12, 2020

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