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Monday, January 12, 2015

REP. MICHAEL BURGESS, MD, WINS NATHAN DAVIS AWARD


Among the pile of letters waiting on my desk last week was one real thrill. American Medical Association CEO James Madara, MD, wrote to tell me that our nominee for the 2015 Dr. Nathan Davis Awards, Rep. Michael Burgess, MD (R-Lewisville), was selected by AMA’s panel of judges as the winner for Outstanding United States Representative. The Davis awards recognize career and elected government officials “for outstanding public service in the advancement of public health.” Dr. Burgess, the only TMA member in Congress and a steadfast champion of physicians and patients, certainly fits that description. “Given the many nominations submitted this year, it is a high testimony to the caliber of your presentation and the superb level of public service of your nominee,” Dr. Madara wrote. Dr. Burgess will receive the award next month in Washington, D.C.

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