Board Member Highlight: Tony R. Aventa, MD

Tony_Aventa_MD_250 Name: Tony R. Aventa, MD

Specialty: Internist

City: Austin 

County Medical Society: Travis CMS

Tony R. Aventa, MD, was elected to the TMA Board of Trustees in May 2023. 

Dr. Aventa said his priorities for his tenure on the board include “protecting the bedrock of Texas’ medical liability reform; protecting the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship; supporting patients’ health care choices; ensuring patients’ access to safe and timely treatments; and supporting the ability of all physicians to practice in the manner they choose, whether as an employed physician or a practice owner.”  

Having practiced primary care for more than two decades, Dr. Aventa co-chairs TMA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Independent Physician Practice. He also chairs the Travis County Medical Society Delegation to the TMA House of Delegates and is a member of TEXPAC, TMA’s political action committee.  

“I’ve spent countless hours advocating for patients and physicians both at TMA and at the state Capitol during legislative sessions,” Dr. Aventa said. He testified in several legislative hearings in 2023 and attended TMA’s First Tuesdays at the Capitol advocacy events. 

In addition to chairing his county society delegation, he has served as the Travis County society’s president in 2019 and as chair of its Medical Legislation Committee in 2011-12, among other leadership roles. 

Dr. Aventa also is passionate about providing care to people who are underserved and has traveled to Guyana and Belize on humanitarian mission trips to do so. 


Last Updated On

February 26, 2024

Originally Published On

August 30, 2023

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