September 12, 2020
Gary W. Floyd, MD
Gary W. Floyd, MD, a Keller pediatrician, was reelected to serve a third term on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association’s governing body. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body met virtually on Saturday to ratify the 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.
“I am both humbled and honored to be reelected to continue to serve the TMA on the Board of Trustees,” Dr. Floyd said. “I truly appreciate the confidence shown by the House of Delegates in reelecting me and I am committed to keeping our focus on what’s best for our patients and our practices.”
Dr. Floyd’s leadership in TMA spans many years. As a TMA trustee, he chairs the board and the board’s Investment Committee. He is a former member of TMA’s Council on Constitution and Bylaws; TMA’s Select Committee on Medicaid, CHIP, and the Uninsured; and he chaired the TMA Council on Legislation. Dr. Floyd also is a member of the Patron Club of TEXPAC, TMA’s political action committee.
Dr. Floyd also is vice chair of the Texas Delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA), where he serves on the Council on Legislation, and on the AMPAC Capitol Club of AMA’s political action committee.
Dr. Floyd is no stranger to championing health care causes for the benefit of patients and physicians. He has testified before committees of the Texas Legislature and met with congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. regarding patient safety, and protecting physicians’ clinical autonomy and independent medical judgment.
Dr. Floyd is a member and past president of both the Tarrant County Medical Society and the Texas Pediatric Society. He also chairs the MedStar Ambulance System’s Emergency Physicians Advisory Board, which provides medical insight for emergency and non-emergency EMS responses within Tarrant County.
Dr. Floyd is actively involved with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), of which he is board certified and a fellow. He is a current member of the AAP Board of Directors, chairs his local district, and is a past-president of the AAP’s Texas chapter.
After graduating from The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine in 1976, Dr. Floyd completed his pediatric residency at Oklahoma Children’s Memorial Hospital. His career has spanned more than 35 years in all aspects of pediatrics, including private practice, academic pediatrics, pediatric emergency and urgent care, and administrative medicine as chief medical officer.
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.
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