Past president of TAFP elected president of TMA

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By Perdita Henry

On May 6, 2017 Douglas W. Curran, MD, of Athens was elected president-elect of the Texas Medical Association at their annual conference, TexMed. Curran, a former president of TAFP and the 1999 Texas Family Physician of the Year Award recipient, will become the 153rd president of the organization on May 19, 2018.

“I feel very humbled by this opportunity to serve the patients of Texas physicians as well as protect and preserve the integrity of our profession,” Curran said in a TMA press release. “The opportunity to serve as president-elect and ultimately president of this great organization will allow me to speak from the heart about the profession I love and the commitment to improve the health care of all Texans.”

A longtime advocate for both Texas patients and physicians, Curran has had a direct hand in some of the most groundbreaking health care legislation in Texas, including the medical liability reforms in 2003, improving the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medicaid, and stopping attempts of non-physician practitioners to expand their scope of practice. He has also served as board chair on TMA’s Board of Trustees for the past two years. Curran has given decades of service to TAFP and has served as a delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. With 38 years of medical practice and a history of successful advocacy efforts, his presidency is sure to be a success.




  • Daniel R. Canchola, MD said

    Congratulations, Doug!!
    Well deserved!

  • R McLeroy said

    Congratulations Doug, when you are president, I would like to be ambassador to Scotland!

  • 7171137 said

    We couldn't be better represented. Congratulations Doug.

  • Ashok Kumar said

    Congratulations to Dr. Curran!!
    He will lead the TMA to new heights under his leadership.


    Congratulations on your election and your ideas. You sound like a Democrat, keep it up. James

  • Bruce K. Jacobson, M.D. said

    You have served the people of Texas, as well as the TAFP, and the TMA. When you were a Resident at JPSH I knew that you were the Physician who would subsequently give his patients quality health care while serving Medicine equally well. Through hard work, and attention to duty you have served honorably, and have been highly recognized for all of your devotion to Medicine and your patients.

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