TAFP members appointed to AAFP commissions
Three active TAFP members were appointed to AAFP commissions in December.
Amer Shakil, MD, FAAFP, of Carrollton, was appointed to AAFP’s Commission on Education. Shakil is currently the interim chair and a professor for UT Southwestern’s Department of Family and Community Medicine. He is a member of TAFP’s Nominating Committee and Commission on Academic Affairs and has previously served on the Commission on Core Delegation, the Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors. He is also a member of TAFP’s Dallas chapter.
Troy Fiesinger, MD, FAAFP, of Sugar Land, was appointed to AAFP’s Commission on Governmental Advocacy. Fiesinger is on faculty at the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program and a clinical assistant professor for the Texas A&M Health Sciences Center. He is one of Texas’ alternate delegates in AAFP’s Congress of Delegates, and he serves on TAFP’s Commissions on Academic Affairs and Membership and Member Services. He is a past president of TAFP and has served on TAFP’s Executive, Finance, and Nominating Committees.
Clare Hawkins, MD, MSC, FAAFP, of Baytown, was appointed to AAFP’s Commission on Health of the Public and Science. Hawkins is currently faculty at the San Jacinto Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program and is the TAFP Immediate Past President. He is a member of TAFP’s Executive Committee, and the Commissions on Academic Affairs, Continuing Professional Development, and Health Care Services and Managed Care.