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Nov. 18, 2013

Austin Medical Executive Receives Achievement Award for Exceptional Service

For immediate release:
Nov. 18, 2013

WASHINGTON – The American Medical Association (AMA) presented Marshall G. Cothran, chief executive officer of the Travis County Medical Society (TCMS), with the Medical Executive Meritorious Achievement Award. The award is given by the AMA to honor a medical association executive who has contributed substantially to the goals and ideals of the medical profession.

"The AMA gratefully recognizes Marshall Cothran for his legacy of notable accomplishments and his 30 years of dedication to the medical profession in Texas," said David O. Barbe, M.D., chair of the AMA Board of Trustees. "He has proven to be an outstanding leader and a highly respected advocate for physicians, and has played a pivotal role in providing better care the patients of Travis County."

Cothran has been the chief executive officer of TCMS since 1994, a position which also requires simultaneous service as chief executive officer of the Medical Service Bureau, Inc., TCMS Foundation and the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas. Under Cothran's leadership, a fund of over $1 million was established to support the society's broad charitable and educational initiatives. His management of the financial turnaround of the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas has benefitted patient care in Travis County and preserved the Center's independence as a local physician-governed asset to the community.

Before becoming CEO, Cothran served as the chief operations officer for TCMS' Central Texas Medical Foundation; a TCMS affiliate that operated six community-based accredited graduate medical education programs, which provided state of the art training to thousands of physicians. Prior to joining TCMS, he served as assistant executive officer for the Dallas County Medical Society where he oversaw operations for 4,000 members.

Through his long career of exemplary service, Cothran has been an outstanding proponent for organized medicine where he has benefitted and supported the physicians of Travis County in caring for their patients.

Mr. Cothran obtained a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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