Former TAFP president, physician emeritus wins TMA Young at Heart award

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Former TAFP president, physician emeritus
wins TMA Young at Heart award

posted 05.19.10

Add another accolade to an already decorated star of family medicine. TAFP member Glen Royce Johnson, M.D., of Houston, received the Texas Medical Association’s Young At Heart Award during the TMA House of Delegates meeting at TexMed 2010 in Fort Worth. TMA’s Young Physician Section, who voted for Johnson to win the award, cited his continuous support and promotion of organized medicine and his drive to engage young physicians.

Gregory R. Johnson, M.D., F.H.M., F.A.A.F.P., son of Glen Johnson, nominated his father and presented him the award. Gregory recently completed his term as chair of TMA’s Young Physician Section. In the nomination, Gregory spoke of his father’s vast “coaching tree,” the extensive network of physicians he helped in the formative years of their careers.

“He has mentored younger physicians who are now program directors of family medicine residencies, clinic medical directors, and executives in health care plans,” Gregory wrote. “He has spoken at numerous engagements in support of young physicians and their causes, including contacting the Texas Medical Board to expedite new physician applications for licensure. In terms of organized medicine, he has consistently and vocally supported not just membership but involvement in the TMA and TAFP.”

Glen Johnson was named TAFP’s 2009 Physician Emeritus for his longtime service and commitment to the specialty. A former TAFP president and AAFP vice president, Johnson has over 28 years of health care experience in clinical practice, academic medicine and medical education, managed health care and medical group management.