Gov. Perry Names Arambula Chair of Texas Medical Board
Gov. Rick Perry has named Michael Arambula of San Antonio chair and appointed John Guerra of Mission to the Texas Medical Board. The board protects and enhances the public’s health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring quality health care for Texans.
Arambula is a psychiatrist in private practice and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) at San Antonio. He is a member of the American and Texas Medical associations, American Psychiatric Association, National Hispanic Medical Association and the Federation of State Medical Boards. He is also a member of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, Bexar County Medical Society, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics. He is a member and past president of the Bexar County Psychiatric Association, board member of the University of Houston Law Center Health Law and Policy Institute Advisory Board, and a past member of the Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments. Arambula received a bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Pharmacy from The University of Texas at Austin, and a medical degree and completed his psychiatry residency at UTHSC at San Antonio. He is appointed as chair for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor.
Guerra is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist at Woman’s Place at the Lakes in McAllen. He is a member of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Texas Medical Board District Four Review Committee. Guerra received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas-Pan American, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from North Texas State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Phoenix General Hospital and Deer Valley Medical Center in Arizona. He is appointed to the board for a term to expire April 13, 2017.