The Texas Medical Association has named Michael J. Darrouzet its new executive vice president and chief executive officer. Beginning September 1, the former chief executive of the Dallas County Medical Society will take over for Dr. Louis J. Goodman, who is retiring after managing the 53,000 physician organization since 1997.
Darrouzet has been a part of several initiatives while at DCMS, including Project Access Dallas, My Medical Home, and the north Texas Accounatble Healthcare Partnership. He has been with the 7,500 member society, which is the second largest medical society in the country, since 1997. Prior to that, he was an assistant administrator of Brookhaven Hospital in Dallas and an administrator of Willowbrook Hospital in Waxahachie. He is on the board of directors of the Parkland Foundation and the Southwest Transplant Foundation.
“I am grateful to the TMA Board of Trustees for their confidence and support,” Darrouzet said via release. “I look forward to working with the incredible TMA staff and all the county medical societies, many whom I have worked with for years. Together, we will work hard to continue the strong support of the physicians and patients of Texas.”
“As a leader, Michael has been very protective of his staff and has been an integral part of the team. He has been the face of the Society for many years, and has represented physicians at many levels. We know his heart will always be with the DCMS, but we feel very proud of all his accomplishments and what his future may bring,” said immediate past president of DCMS Dr. Ruben L. Velez via release.