IN RECOGNITION OF LOUIS J. GOODMAN, PH.D., CAE; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 39
(Extensions of Remarks - March 05, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                        HON. MICHAEL C. BURGESS

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, March 5, 2019

  Mr. BURGESS. Madam Speaker, I rise today in honor of Louis J. 
Goodman, Ph.D., CAE, as he retires after 22 years at the helm of the 
Texas Medical Association.
  In his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, 
Dr. Goodman has

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helped to strengthen the Texas Medical Association as it has grown more 
than 50 percent since 1997. Today the organization, our nation's 
largest state medical society, represents nearly 53,000 physician and 
medical student members--including myself.
  A committed leader, Dr. Goodman has spent more than three decades 
serving the Texas Medical Association and its members since he first 
joined the staff in 1987. He previously held positions with the 
American Medical Association and the former Michael Reese Medical 
Center in Chicago. In the span of his career, Dr. Goodman has published 
more than 100 professional articles and papers.
  Dr. Goodman also holds the appointment of Adjunct Professor of Public 
Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, is 
an honorary member of the American Medical Association, treasurer of 
the Physician Advocacy Institute and past president of The Physicians 
Foundation, the American Association of Medical Society Executives, and 
the Texas Society of Association Executives. Dr. Goodman serves on the 
executive committee of the Texas Civil Justice League, the TMA 
Insurance Trust Board of Trustees, and is chairman of The Coalition of 
State Medical Societies.
  As Dr. Goodman retires from a distinguished career, I thank my friend 
for his steadfast service to Texas and wish him the best of luck in the 
chapters to come.