TAFP members receive state, national appointments
Over the past few months, several Texas family physicians have either won elections or received appointments to important positions in organized medicine. Congratulations to these great TAFP members.
At this year’s National Conference of Constituency Leaders, Samuel Mathis, MD, of Galveston, was elected to be the AAFP Board of Directors New Physician Member. Also Rashmi Rode, MD, of Houston, was elected as a 2022 Member Constituency Co-Convener of the IMG constituency. Both are alumni of the TAFP Family Medicine Leadership Experience.
The AAFP Foundation Family Leads program selected four of our resident and student members as 2021 Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute Scholars. The following will receive a $550 scholarship to virtually attend the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine and Students and participate in the FML Emerging Leader Institute this summer.
- Jasmine Douglas, MD – PGY1, University of Texas HSC-Tyler Family Medicine Program
- Alexis Ramos, MD – PGY2, UT Health San Antonio
- Narmeen Syed, MD – PGY2, DeTar Family Medicine Residency Program
- Catheryn Teav – M4, University of the Incarnate Word, School of Osteopathic Medicine
The TAFP 2015 Texas Family Physician of the Year, Antonio Falcon of Rio Grande City, was appointed to the Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees. The president, CEO, and executive dean of Baylor College of Medicine acknowledged the significant contributions Dr. Falcon has made in the field of family medicine and his community.
“I would like to thank the Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees for giving me the opportunity to serve in this capacity.” Falcon said at the Board of Trustees meeting. “I look forward to participating in expanding Baylor’s vision of excellence in medical education and community service.”
Tina Philip, DO, of Round Rock was installed as the chair of the Texas Medical Association’s Women Physicians Section Executive Council. She will lead the section toward their goals: offering more opportunities for women physicians and influencing TMA policy through representation in the TMA House of Delegates.