The Texas Medical Association (TMA) today installed Austin surgeon David C. Fleeger, MD, as its 154th president. Outgoing TMA President Douglas W. Curran, MD, of Athens installed Dr. Fleeger today in Dallas during TexMed, the association’s annual conference.
Incoming Texas Medical Association President David Fleeger, MD, starts his tenure after more than a quarter-century of involvement in organized medicine. The avid photographer's vision for his presidency: protecting the patient-physician relationship from corporate interference and equipping doctors for sea changes in medicine.
TMA’s History of Medicine Committee presents an online exhibit featuring portraits and short biographical sketches of all TMA presidents. Read the biographies in the notes section below each slide and learn interesting facts about TMA presidents. This online exhibit is a work in progress. More biographies will be added during the year.
Dr. Fleeger is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon and managing partner of his nine-member group practice in Austin, Texas. Caring for patients every day enables Dr. Fleeger to observe the best — and sometimes the most aggravating — parts of medicine. One of his priorities will be to work to remove barriers between physicians and the patients who need their care.
Douglas W. Curran, MD, 2018-2019
Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, 2017-2018
Don R. Read, MD, 2016-2017
A. Tomas Garcia III, MD, 2015-2016
Austin I. King, MD, 2014-2015
Stephen L. Brotherton, MD, 2013-2014
Michael E. Speer, MD, 2012-2013
C. Bruce Malone, MD, 2011-2012
View All TMA Presidents Since 1853
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