The Texas Medical Association has officially named Dr. Stephen Brotherton, an orthopedic surgeon out of Fort Worth, as its new president. The Texas Medical Association (TMA) organization is based in Austin, and says its 47,000 members comprised of medical students and physicians make it the largest state medical society in the United States.
The announcement of the new president was made over the weekend, with Dr. Brotherton releasing a prepared statement with his intended focus over his term. The three priorities he listed in a prepared release were as follows:
- Supporting primary care – he said in his release “Primary care is the essence of medicine, and it is ailing in Texas.”
- Ensuring patient safety.
- Boosting Texas Medical Association’s county medical organizations – one such organization is the Tarrant County Medical Society, in which Dr. Brotherton has previously served as president.
Currently, Dr. Brotherton teaches out of TCU (Texas Christian University), which is also his alma mater, as well as UNTHSC (University of North Texas Health Science Center) of Fort Worth Affiliated Hospitals Orthopedic Residency Program. He practices at the Bone & Joint Clinic out of Texas Health Care Fort Worth.