David N. Henkes, MD

I have worked with Jay Shah for many years at the Bexar County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.

Jay shows up to meetings prepared and eager to engage in the dialogue. He is energetic and always ready to volunteer for tasks. I think the attribute that I most admire about Jay is his perseverance and persistence while dealing with issues. The practice of medicine has changed significantly during the past several years, and recently, we have seen additional dramatic social changes due to the pandemic. In this environment, we need a leader who carefully examines issues and looks for potential solutions. But Jay will even go a step further and analyze the responses to the proposed solution, adjust, if necessary, or propose new strategies. Especially now, the Board of Trustees needs strong leadership and Jay brings tenacity, energy combined with his dedication to physicians and the patients they serve.

Jay also brings diversity and business training to the physicians and patient of Texas through his service on the TMA Board of Trustees. He recently completed an MBA and has previously served as president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.

I urge you to support and vote for Jay for re-election to the TMA Board of Trustees.