The transfer of leadership might have seemed unusual due to the pandemic, but the result was normal: TMA announced the election of new officers during Friday’s virtual TexMed meeting.
TMA House of Delegates speakers, broadcasting the meeting from Austin, installed Edinburg internist E. Linda Villarreal, MD, as president, and announced Gary W. Floyd, MD, will serve the coming year as president-elect.
Dr. Floyd, a Keller pediatrician, will become TMA president in 2022.
Reelected to the Board of Trustees were Keith A. Bourgeois, MD, of Houston; Jayesh B. Shah, MD, of San Antonio; Richard W. Snyder, MD, of Dallas; and Joseph S. Valenti, MD, of Denton.
Delegates elected Lisa L. Ehrlich, MD, of Houston to her first term on the board. Joining her are Abdul Abid, MD, a resident at UT Medical Branch at Galveston, and Swetha Maddipudi, a UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine student.
Former House of Delegates Vice Speaker Bradford W. Holland, MD, of Waco was elected speaker, and John G. Flores, MD, of Little Elm was elected vice speaker.
Also elected were delegates and alternate delegates on the Texas Delegation to the American Medical Association House of Delegates. Councilors and vice councilors on the TMA Board of Councilors also were confirmed.
Delegates could cast their secret ballots online between April 19 and May 3. All candidates ran unopposed.