The Texas Medical Association (TMA) installed Edinburg emergency internist E. Linda Villarreal, MD, as its 156th president. Dr. Villarreal was sworn in by a small gathering of the TMA Board of Trustees; departing TMA President Diana L. Fite, MD; and speakers of the TMA House of Delegates policymaking body during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference. Most attendees watched the conference virtually this year. She will lead America’s largest state medical society for one year.
With 30 years of experience practicing primary care medicine in the Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg internist and TMA's President E. Linda Villarreal, MD, has unique insight into the region’s health care needs and how state lawmakers can build on previous legislation to address them.
Welcome to Texas Medical Association leadership! Viewing this video will help TMA physician and medical student leaders learn how to serve on a TMA council or committee, and participate in TMA governance. Watch it all, then fill out this form to claim American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award Category 1 Credit™.
TMA’s History of Medicine Committee presents an online exhibit featuring portraits and short biographical sketches of all TMA presidents beginning with the organization of the State Medical Association of Texas in 1853. Read the biographies in the notes section below each slide. And, check out the page of interesting facts about TMA presidents. This online exhibit is a work in progress; we will add more biographies during the year.
The TMA Leadership College (TMALC) was established in 2010 as part of TMA's effort to ensure strong and sustainable physician leadership with organized medicine. TMALC graduates serve as thought leaders who can close the divide among clinicians and health care policymakers, and as trusted leaders within their local communities.
Rock-solid support among TMA faithful isn't uncommon. Indeed, frustrated by changes in health care, many Texas doctors and their office staffs view the organization as a white-hatted cowboy battling valiantly on their behalf.
Texas Delegation to AMA
TMA's Annual Report
Become Part of the TMA House of Delegates
Serve on a House of Delegates Reference Committee
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