Why Dr. Jayesh (Jay)

 

Why To Elect Jayesh Shah as TMA Board of Trustees

Dear Friends:

I have a passion to serve Texas patients and physicians. It is a great honor to be your Board of Trustees member during these unprecedented times. I advocated on behalf of Texas physicians during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic so that private practices can survive, can receive PPE, loans, vaccinations, and all the necessary support they need. I have testified and advocated against prior authorization red tape and scope issues. I have used my health care administration skills to steer TMA’s finances in the right direction. My unparalleled experience in organized medicine, 25 years of private practice, business, and academia will be the right prescription for TMA.

Dr. Jayesh B Shah
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BCMS – Nomination for Dr. Jayesh B Shah as TMA Board of Trustees

The Bexar County Medical Society (BCMS) is proud to nominate one of its outstanding leaders, Dr. Jayesh (Jay) Shah, for his re-election to the Board of Trustees of the Texas Medical Association (TMA).

With the unprecedented challenges affecting medicine, TMA needs a strong leader like Dr. Shah. Dr. Shah is a collaborative and innovation-driven physician-executive leader who has led physicians in hospitals, group practice, and in nonprofit physician organizations both locally and nationally.

Dr. Shah was the President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, a national organization representing 100,000 physicians. He is the immediate past President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and past chair of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists. He was President of the BCMS and the Texas Indo-American Physician Society.

Dr. Shah received his MBBS from Baroda Medical College, India; internal medicine residency from St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital/Columbia University and Master of Health Care Administration program from Trinity University. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine.

Dr. Shah has been a TMA member since 2000. He is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of TMA and is a TMA Delegate to the AMA. Dr. Shah has served three years as a member of the Council on Health Services, on the Ad Hoc on Medicaid, CHIP and the Uninsured, and on the Council on Health Promotion Committee; 6 years on the Membership Committee; Vice-Chair for TEXPAC District 21; Co-Chair of 2018 TMA Foundation Gala; Chair of the International Medical Graduates Section for both TMA and AMA. He is a long-standing delegate of BCMS to TMA and is current Co-Chair of the BCMS Delegation to TMA.

Dr. Shah is a thought leader and educator in wound care and hyperbaric medicine, having published three books, 50 peer-reviewed papers, and more than 200 invited lectures. He is an adjunct faculty at UT Health San Antonio and the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine in San Antonio. He has received numerous awards not only for his academia but also for his community service and leadership.

Dr. Shah is an actively practicing physician with sound business knowledge who understands the issues, can provide novel solutions, and is an advocate for Texas physicians to keep the private practice of medicine alive. He is the right prescription for the TMA Board of Trustees.

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Thank you for the support you gave me to serve as the TMA Board of Trustees.

With personal regards,
Dr. Jayesh Shah