Hilary Fairbrother, MD, MPH, a board certified emergency medicine physician in Houston, Texas, will serve as the chair of the Young Physicians Section Governing Council for the 2019-20 term.
The YPS is a member interest group within the AMA for physicians under 40 years of age or within the first eight years of professional practice after residency and fellowship training. The Section Governing Council is responsible for enhancing young physician practice of medicine, including the transition into practice and facilitating the participation of young physicians in policy development.
Dr. Fairbrother is an associate professor at McGovern Medical School, UTHealth at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has a joint appointment to the Department of Emergency Medicine where she is the director of undergraduate medical education and at the medical school where she is the assistant director of the doctoring course. Dr. Fairbrother has a Masters of Public Health in Comparative Health Care Policy.