May 30, 2023
The Texas Medical Association (TMA) recently tapped nine Dallas/Fort Worth physicians for leadership positions. Eight were elected to represent Texas doctors on the national level as delegates to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, and one was selected to serve on the TMA ethical policymaking body.
The TMA House of Delegates, the organization’s policymaking body, selected the physician leaders during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held in Fort Worth this year.
John Carlo, MD, a Dallas physician specializing in public health and general preventive medicine and medical management for 19 years, was reelected as an AMA delegate. He also serves on TMA's Board of Trustees.
Mark Casanova, MD, a Dallas palliative and internal medicine specialist in practice for 21 years, was reelected as an AMA alternate delegate.
Deborah A. Fuller, MD, a Dallas obstetrician-gynecologist in practice for 35 years, was elected as an AMA alternate delegate.
John Gill, MD, a Dallas orthopedic surgeon in practice for 36 years, was reelected as an AMA delegate.
Steven Hays, MD, a Dallas nephrologist in practice for 39 years, was reelected as an AMA alternate delegate.
The physicians are members of the Dallas County Medical Society.
Fort Worth physicians:
Stuart C. Pickell, MD, a Fort Worth internist for 23 years, was confirmed as a vice councilor on the TMA Board of Councilors ethical policymaking body.
Angela Self, MD, a Fort Worth internist in practice for 21 years, was reelected as an AMA alternate delegate.
These two physicians are members of the Tarrant County Medical Society.
Other area physicians:
John G. Flores, MD, a Little Elm internist in practice for 26 years, was reelected as an AMA delegate. He is a member of the Denton County Medical Society. He also was reelected vice speaker of the TMA House of Delegates.
Bryan G. Johnson, MD, a Frisco internist in practice for 26 years, was reelected as an AMA alternate delegate. He is a member of the Collin-Fannin County Medical Society.
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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