Dr. Samuel E. Mathis, associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch, has been elected to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees to represent the Young Physician Section. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body elected Mathis during the association’s annual conference TexMed, in Houston on April 30.
“It is an honor to be elected to the Board of Trustees as a young physician and to represent fellow physicians in the state of Texas,” said Mathis. “I have been a part of Texas Medical Association since medical school and throughout my residency. I look forward to continuing to advocate for young physicians and to improve care for patients everywhere.”
Mathis has been a member of the Texas Medical Association for 12 years and has served as a member of the TMA Council on Constitution and Bylaws since 2017. He previously served as the resident physician member on the TMA Board of Councilors – the association’s ethical policymaking body. He has represented Texas resident and young physicians in the American Medical Association (AMA) Resident and Fellow, and Young Physicians Sections respectively. Mathis has served in the AMA House of Delegates, both as a resident alternate delegate and as an alternate delegate for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). He also is president of the Galveston County Medical Society, having previously served as the local chapter’s vice president and secretary.
Texas Medical Association is the nation's largest state medical society serving the people of Texas in matters of medical care, prevention and cure of disease, and the improvement of public health. Today, TMA has more than 55,000 physician and medical student members. TMA Young Physician Section members are physicians in their first eight years of medical practice. The platform provides an opportunity to network with peers, learn about issues affecting newly-practicing physicians, and influence TMA policy through representation in the House of Delegates.