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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

NEW LEADERS TAKE REINS AT AMERICA'S LARGEST COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY

TMA President Bruce Malone, MD, was on hand as organized medicine in Houston installed a new slate of leaders. Ophthalmologist Keith Bourgeois, MD, is the new president of Harris County Medical Society. He replaces Guru Reddy, MD, a gastroenterologist. Internist Elizabeth Torres, MD, is the incoming president of the Houston Academy of Medicine. Humorist and former gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman was the keynote speaker. TMA President-Elect Michael Speer, MD, was master of ceremonies. Dr. Speer was the keynote speaker himself the night before at the Fort Bend Medical Society’s first meeting of the year. Physicians there earned an hour of continuing medical education credit from the lecture, “Electronic Health Records: New Implications for Charting, Reimbursement, and Liability,” sponsored by Texas Medical Liability Trust.

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