AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Robert David Martinez, M.D., of Mission, Texas, to the Texas Medical Board for a term set to expire on April 13, 2019.

The board regulates the practice of medicine in Texas. 

Martinez is chief medical officer and chief physician executive at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg and senior executive vice president of DHR Health. 

“The appointment of Dr. Robert Martinez, one our own, to the Texas Medical Board is excellent for the Rio Grande Valley,” said Dr. Carlos Cardenas, DHR Health chairman of the board and Texas Medical Association immediate past president. “As Chief Medical Officer at DHR, Dr. Martinez brings a world of experience to the position from a vantage point that is able to see the practice of medicine from all sides. I am very proud to congratulate my friend and colleague, and I believe his appointment is a real asset to the Texas Medical Board, the State of Texas, and South Texas in particular.”

Dr. Robert David Martinez

Martinez is a member of the Texas Medical Association, American Medical Association, and multiple community organizations. He has served as co-chair of the Ryan Gibson Leukemia Advocate and Research Group, member of the Texas Alzheimer’s Association and the Texas Workforce Solutions Board of Directors. Martinez received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and biology from the Southern Methodist University and a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he also completed his internal medicine residency. He graduated from McAllen High School.

The Texas Medical Board is tasked with regulating the practice of medicine in the State of Texas. Their mission is to protect and enhance 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 the citizens of Texas through licensure, discipline and education. The Texas Medical Board is comprised of 19 members: nine doctors of medicine, three doctors of osteopathy, and seven public members.

Gov. Abbott also appointed Linda Molina to the Texas Medical Board for a term set to expire on April 13, 2021.

Molina of San Antonio is a criminal defense attorney in private practice. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and a member of the Emerging Leader Board for Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Additionally, she is a member of the Rotary Club of San Antonio and sustaining member of Junior League of San Antonio, and a board member of Church Under the Bridge. Molina received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish from Southern Methodist University, a Master of Arts in Spanish from The University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.