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.
TMA President E. Linda Villarreal, MD, has pursued medicine – and the betterment of the profession – through every conceivable end and repeated personal trials.
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.
TMA President E. Linda Villarreal, MD’s climb to the top post in organized medicine in Texas came courtesy of determination, perseverance through personal tragedy, and an unsurpassed dedication to her profession.
Diana L. Fite, MD, 2020-2021
David C. Fleeger, MD, 2019-2020
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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