Three TMA Leaders Snag AMA Spots
By Steve Levine

Yesterday’s morning emails brought welcome news for three Texas Medical Association members who represent their Texas colleagues on the national stage.

 During its weekend meeting, the American Medical Association Board of Trustees approved the appointment of three TMA leaders to key American Medical Association posts: 

  • Fort Worth pediatrician Gary Floyd, MD, (Below left) was reappointed to the AMA Council on Legislation, which makes recommendations for how AMA should stand on proposed federal legislation;
  • Austin ophthalmologist Michelle Berger, MD, (Below right) won a spot on the AMA Council on Long Range Planning and Development, which makes recommendations on strategic issues related to AMA's vision, goals, and priorities; and
  • Houston emergency medicine physician Diana Fite, MD, (Below center) was named to the AMA House of Delegates Committee on Compensation of the Officers, which recommends the “level of total compensation” for AMA trustees and officers for the following year. 

Because of the appointments, there is now at least one Texan on every important AMA board, council, and committee, said David Henkes, MD, chair of the Texas Delegation to the AMA.

“The Texas Delegation to the AMA is working hard to be sure Texas physicians and the TMA are well represented at the AMA,” Dr. Henkes said. “As TMA leaders, we feel there is a lot we can contribute to the AMA to make it more focused and effective.”

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April 20, 2018

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A former statehouse reporter, political press secretary, and state agency spokesman, Steve Levine has directed the Communication Division at TMA since 1997. He oversees Texas Medicine, Texas Medicine Today, TMA's media and public relations activities, and the TMA Knowledge Center, website, and social media activities.

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