In one of the day’s few uncontested elections, the House of Delegates unanimously chose Fort Worth orthopedic surgeon Steve Brotherton, MD, as TMA president-elect. Dr. Brotherton, who has served as speaker and vice speaker of the house for seven years, will be installed as TMA president at TexMed 2013 in San Antonio. In other election results, delegates:
- Chose Vice Speaker Cliff Moy, MD, of Dallas, as speaker of the house; and Wichita Falls pathologist Susan Strate, MD, as vice speaker;
- Reelected Drs. Lewis Foxhall of Houston, David Henkes of San Antonio, and Don Read of Dallas to the TMA Board of Trustees;
- Selected Beaumont anesthesiologist Ray Kallas, MD, and Houston emergency medicine physician Arlo Weltge, MD, for the Texas Delegation to the American Medical Association.