Fleeger to lead Texas Medical Association

College of Medicine graduate will serve as organization’s 154th president
May 17, 2019

David C. Fleeger, MD, a graduate of the Texas A&M College of Medicine, was installed as the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA) 154th president during the organization’s annual conference in Dallas, Texas. Fleeger served as president-elect of TMA for a year, after being elected to the position by the TMA House of Delegates policymaking body.

Fleeger is a colon and rectal surgeon and managing partner of his seven-member group practice. He has been in private practice in Austin since 1991. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University in 1981 and his MD from the College of Medicine in 1985.

He completed his general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and his colon and rectal fellowship at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Fleeger is board certified in colon and rectal surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Fleeger is a gubernatorial appointee to the governing board of the Texas Health Services Authority to promote and coordinate health information technology throughout Texas.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 51,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.

— Tim Schnettler