Dr. C. Bruce Malone III was installed as president of the Texas Medical Association and Dr. Michael Speer was named president-elect at the association's annual meeting in Houston over the weekend.
Texas Medical Association installs new president, names president-elect
Malone, 68, an orthopedic surgeon at Austin Bone & Joint Clinic, will make adapting to healthcare reform a focus of his one-year term, according to an e-mail from the TMA. Malone also is on the board of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.
Speer, also 68, a Houston physician certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine, said his focus as president-elect and later as president will be on boosting the association's roster of more than 45,000 physicians and medical students. "A number of new physicians in the state of Texas have emigrated from other states and countries," Speer said in a news release from the association. "We need to increase membership of TMA to better represent Texas physicians and patients and to have one voice for all physicians in legislative, public and business issues."
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