Vision: To improve the health of all Texans
Mission: TMA stands up for Texas physicians by providing distinctive solutions to the challenges they encounter in the care of patients.
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The Texas Medical Association, the nation’s largest and one of the oldest state medical societies, is the voice of more than 55,000 physician and medical student members across the state committed to improving the health of all Texans. In partnership with 110 county medical societies, TMA physicians have been setting high professional and ethical standards since 1853.
The Texas Medical Association (TMA) installed Houston emergency physician Diana L, MD, as its 155th president. She took office in a ceremony before a live and online gathering of the organization’s Board of Trustees and outgoing president David C. Fleeger, MD. The TMA House of Delegates policymaking body elected Dr. Fite last year to serve as president-elect for one year before assuming the presidency today. She will lead America’s largest state medical society for one year.
Susan Rudd Bailey, MD, an allergist from Fort Worth, was unanimously elected today by the American Medical Association House of Delegates to be the next AMA president. “Challenging times remain for our health care system,” she told the delegates
Michael J. Darrouzet, the long-time chief executive of the Dallas County Medical Society, will be the Texas Medical Association’s next executive vice president and chief executive officer, TMA Board of Trustees Chair E. Linda Villarreal, MD, announced today.
Physicians checked off major accomplishments during the 2019 session of the Texas Legislature, including finally convincing lawmakers that raising the age to purchase tobacco to 21 was the right thing for the state's present and future. Medicine also scored improvements on the insurance front and vital funding increases.
Once again, Houston cardiothoracic surgeon Miguel Gomez, MD, has won in court in his battle to collect more than $6 million from Memorial Hermann Health System in a defamation lawsuit.
The Texas Medical Association aggressively opposes any "potentially harmful, unproven therapies," such as conversion therapy, that are designed to change the sexual orientation of LGBTQ young people, TMA President David Fleeger, MD, said in prepared testimony to the Texas Medical Board on Friday.
Southlake trauma surgeon Shahid Shafi, MD, will retain his position as vice chairman of the Tarrant County Republican Party after a failed attempt to vote him out of the position because he is Muslim.
The TMA Disaster Relief Fund received more than $1 million in donations to support recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey. "Although I hope nothing of this magnitude happens again, physicians across the state know they can turn to each other, as well as the Texas Medical Association, in times of need," said TMA Past President Don R. Read, MD.
Thanks to a generous contribution from Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust, hundreds of hours of continuing medical education (CME) in the TMA Education Center are now FREE for TMA members and your practice staff. This new benefit represents TMA and TMA Insurance Trust’s ongoing commitment to supporting Texas physicians in patient care, practice management, and professional development.
Shout it from the rooftops: Success (finally)! Medicine achieved the biggest victory since the passage of Texas' 2003 tort reform liability protections. Just hours before a 21-percent pay cut to physicians was set to take effect, the Senate approved the bill to repeal Medicare's fatally flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, permanently and immediately.
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Organized medicine in Texas is a family of organizations: county medical societies, specialty societies, the TMA Alliance and TMA Foundation.
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TMA was born when 35 physicians gathered at an Austin church to set high ethical standards for their profession. The TMA History of Medicine Collection documents the association's long history, and collects and preserves the history of Texas Medicine.
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