The Texas Medical Association House of Delegates installed Keller pediatrician Gary Floyd, MD, as its 157th president during TexMed 2022 in Houston in April - the first in-person meeting of TMA's annual conference and policymaking body since the beginning of the COVID-19 public health emergency. He is the fourth TMA president to serve during the ongoing pandemic and will lead America’s largest state medical society for one year.
TMA President Gary W. Floyd, MD, says the school shooting last week in Uvalde, Texas, struck him at his core as a physician, father, and grandfather. Immediately after the tragedy unfolded, TMA formed a Mental Health Rapid Response Team to assist the Uvalde community and establish short- and long-term goals to prevent such incidents in the future.
Keller pediatrician and long-term advocate Gary W. Floyd, MD, invoked George Strait and called on TMA members to band together in the face of "more public questioning and pushback than we've ever encountered" during a speech to TMA's House of Delegates at TexMed 2022 following his installation as the association's 157th president.
Work, faith, and family formed the internal value system by which Gary Floyd, MD, lives and works, serving as guardrails along his path from medical school to TMA president. As the fourth president to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Floyd hopes his term will coincide with a profound sense of unity among Texas physicians as they start to redirect their attention from the virus to whatever comes next.
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.
His 43-year career in pediatrics has spanned private practice, academic medicine, emergency and urgent care, administrative medicine, and governmental affairs. Throughout, Dr. Floyd has remained laser focused on caring for his profession as well as his patients.
E. Linda Villarreal, MD, 2021-2022
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
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