May 25, 2023
The Texas Medical Association (TMA) elected Dallas resident physician Subhan Tabba, MD, to its Board of Trustees. He will serve a one-year term on the board representing the TMA Resident and Fellow Section (RFS). Residents and fellows are physicians in supervised training in their medical specialty before they begin independent medical practice. Dr. Tabba practices internal medicine.
“It is with great honor, deep gratitude, and unwavering commitment that I pledge to serve the Texas Medical Association and fellow colleagues throughout our great state,” Dr. Tabba said. “I embrace the weighty responsibility that comes with shaping the organization's direction and advancing its vital mission.”
He is a first-generation Pakistani American and is passionate about providing culturally competent medical care and advocacy for marginalized communities.
He has worked at a community hospital that cares for the most underserved population in Dallas and set up volunteer-supported mobile health clinics to provide care in underserved, homeless, and refugee communities.
“Much of my research and personal efforts are focused on empowering marginalized groups by educating them about their own health from a culturally appropriate perspective,” said Dr. Tabba. For example, he is proud to have created standardized forms addressing common medical problems, translated into different languages. He and his colleagues distribute them to primary care centers to help inform patients of their medical conditions and how to manage them.
A TMA member for eight years, he represents residents and fellows on the association’s Council on Health Service Organizations and Patient-Physician Advocacy Committee. Dr. Tabba also serves as a sectional delegate for the RFS at the American Medical Association. He also is a member of the Dallas County Medical Society.
He earned his medical degree from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. The physician is chief resident at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 57,000 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; email: brent[dot]annear[at]texmed[dot]org
Swathi Narayanan (512) 370-1382; cell: (408) 987-1318; email: swathi[dot]narayanan[at]texmed[dot]org
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