New Braunfels family physician receives TMA’s Young at Heart Award

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New Braunfels family physician Emily D. Briggs, MD, MPH is the 2021 Texas Medical Association Young at Heart Award recipient. Doctors from the TMA  Young Physician Section announced the award during TexMed, TMA’s annual meeting, held virtually.  

The YPS, a group of TMA physicians under age 40 or in their first eight years of medical practice, chose Briggs for her dedication to engaging medical students, resident physicians, fellows, and young physicians in organized medicine.

“I have never been so pleasantly acknowledged — and by a wonderful group of future leaders,” said Briggs, a TMA member for 17 years. 

“Dr. Briggs is a shining example of mentorship,” said Samuel E. Mathis, MD, a Galveston family physician and YPS chair. “She is great at helping promote leadership opportunities for others, while maintaining a solo clinical practice.”  

Briggs currently serves as TAFP treasurer and has held numerous positions with the Academy. She is a member and past chair of TMA’s Committee on Reproductive, Women’s, and Perinatal Health. She is a 2019 graduate of TMA’s Leadership College and is a member of TMA’s Select Committee on Medicaid, CHIP, and the Uninsured.  

In practice for nearly 12 years, Briggs cares for patients at her private practice, Briggs Family Medicine.

“Dr. Briggs stays involved in organized medicine and is always willing to answer a phone call or email if you have any questions,” Mathis said. “I value her mentorship and insight on organized medicine, patient care, and the intersection of both.”  

Briggs received her medical degree and a master’s of public health degree at McGovern Medical School at UT Health. She completed her residency at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio.

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