Two TAFP members make bids for TMA leadership roles

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Two TAFP members make bids for
TMA leadership roles

TAFP members Douglas Curran, M.D., of Athens, and Gregory Fuller, M.D., of Keller, will run for election at the Texas Medical Association’s upcoming annual TexMed conference.

Curran is running for re-election to the TMA Board of Trustees, for which five physicians are vying for three spots. He currently practices in Athens, Texas, as a staff physician with East Texas Medical Center and Lakeland Medical Associates, Group Practice.

Douglas Curran, M.D.

Over his nearly 30 years in medicine, he has become a recognized advocate for the patients and physicians of Texas and has been active in organized medicine, serving on numerous committees and in various officer roles for TMA, TAFP, and AAFP. He is a past president of TAFP and a former Texas Family Physician of the Year. He has chaired TAFP’s Nominating Committee, the Commission on Membership and Member Services, and the Commission on Legislative and Public Affairs. In AAFP, he currently serves as Texas alternate delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates and previously served as a member of the AAFP Commission for Governmental Advocacy.

The TMA Board of Trustees manages business and financial affairs of the association, implements policies of the House of Delegates, establishes association policy between meetings of the House of Delegates, and monitors program activities of TMA councils and committees. Membership includes nine at-large members, six TMA officers, one resident, and one medical student.

Fuller is running for a position as TMA’s alternate delegate to the American Medical Association. Three physicians are vying for two spots. He is currently a private-practice physician at North Hills Family Medicine in Keller, Texas.

Fuller is a member of TAFP, AAFP, and the Tarrant County Chapter of TAFP, and a member of AMA, TMA, and the Tarrant County Medical Society. He currently serves on the TCMS Board of Directors and previously served as their president. Fuller serves as a delegate to TMA. He previously chaired health information systems at North Hills Hospital and chaired the hospital’s family medicine department.

Gegory Fuller, M.D.

Members of the AMA House of Delegates link AMA and grass-roots physicians, providing information on AMA activities, programs, and policies. In this role, Fuller would contribute to the formulation and implementation of AMA policies.

The election will be held during TexMed 2013 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, May 17-18. Nominating speeches will be made at opening session on Friday, and the candidate forum will be conducted Friday afternoon, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

The election will take place Saturday morning. Though only appointed delegates and alternate delegates in the TMA House of Delegates can vote, all TMA members can take part in their county medical society caucus, either through their specific county chapter or through consolidated meetings of smaller county chapters. Most caucuses meet Saturday morning, 6:30-8 a.m.

TAFP encourages all TMA delegates, alternate delegates, and members to attend the TMA meeting and add your voice and support for Curran and Fuller, which will further amplify the voice of family medicine in the larger house of medicine.

For more information on TexMed 2013 and to access the House of Delegates’ schedule, go to