Member News - Summer 2017

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Member News

Two FPs named Health Heroes
TAFP members Michael McLeod, MD, and past Physician of the Year, Jasmine Sulaiman, MD, were both honored by the Texas Medical Association Foundation during their annual meeting, TexMed. Both physicians led and participated in all three of TMA’s outreach programs: Be Wise — Immunize, Hard Hats for Little Heads, and Walk With a Doc Texas. Sulaiman and McLeod were two of four physicians honored with a Health Heroes award for their dedication to improving their community’s health.

TAFP past president tapped to head family medicine department at UTSW
F. David Schneider, MD, was selected Chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Schneider is a past president of the Academy and is looking “to strengthen the presence of family medicine at UT Southwestern,” he told Center Times. “I want to expand our clinical footprint, train the best doctors, and establish a research infrastructure that advances primary care. Being at an academic medical center provides us the ability to do research — to understand what works, what doesn’t work, and how to best help our patients — and to provide cost-effective, high-quality care.

Seto selected for AAFP GME award
Edward Seto, MD, was selected as one of AAFP’s 2017 Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. Awarded to only 12 family medicine residents each year out of the 3,500 eligible for this honor, winners must exhibit outstanding leadership, exemplary patient care and interpersonal relationships, and civic involvement. Seto is in his third year of residency at Christus Santa Rosa and he will receive the award at AAFP’s Family Medicine Experience in San Antonio.

Livingston FP joins TMB
The Texas Medical Board welcomed six new members at its meeting last month. Among those appointed was TAFP’s very own Jeffrey Luna, MD, who will serve as a board member until April 13, 2021. Luna is a physician in private practice. He has been practicing for more than seven years in Livingston, Texas.

Sheets wins AAFP’s 2017 Humanitarian Award
Kyle Sheets, MD, FAAFP, was selected to receive AAFP’s 2017 Humanitarian Award for his years of service and dedication to humanitarian efforts abroad. He is the founder of PAPA — Physicians Aiding Physicians Abroad — Missions an organization created with the original goal of providing training to physicians with no practical experience planning mission trips. Over the years the, organization’s focus transitioned into sending supplies and volunteers to those in need. PAPA Missions has sent numerous volunteers to half a dozen countries, shipped millions of dollars’ worth of supplies to facilities in need around the globe, and is currently working with Docs for Hope to construct a full-service hospital in rural Guatemala. Sheet’s will receive the award at this years’ Family Medicine Experience in San Antonio.