David N. Henkes, MD

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jay Shah for many years at the Bexar County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.

Jay is a passionate, eager, and avid advocate for our profession.  Jay’s strong business acumen and organizational leadership have been an asset to TMA Board of Trustees for the past several years. Having an MBA, Jay understands the “business of medicine” as well as the “practice of medicine”, and Jay always advocates for quality health care. Jay has proven his passion for our profession at all levels by being an active and renown spokesperson in local (BCMS), state (TMA), and national (AMA) organizations. His past service as President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, as President of Bexar County Medical Society. and as President of the State Chapter TIPS SW chapter have proven he is the best candidate for TMA President Elect.

Jay always comes to meetings prepared and eager to engage in the dialogue. He is energetic and always ready to volunteer for tasks. I think the attributes that I most admire about Jay is his ability to build consensus and his perseverance and persistence while dealing with issues. The practice of medicine has changed significantly during the past several years. We need a leader who carefully examines issues and looks for all potential solutions, develops consensus, and will work to execute the solution.  Especially now, the Board of Trustees needs strong leadership and Jay brings tenacity and energy combined with dedication to physicians and patients.