This morning the President of the Texas Medical Board, Roberta Kalafut, D.O. of Abilene resigned both as President and member of the Board. Dr. Kalafut served as a member of the Board for many years spending a significant amount of time and energy devoted the Board. She is resigning to spend more time with her family. Dr. Kalafut will remain involved with the Board as member of District Review Committee.
Irvin Zeitler, D.O., of San Angelo has been named the new President of the Board. Dr. Zeitler is a board certified family practice physician at Shannon Medical Center, where he serves as Vice President of Medical Affairs. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Pharmacy and earned his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. He completed his family practice residency at Texas Tech. He previously practiced in Stamford, Texas. Dr. Zeitler has served on the District Review Committee since 1988, having been appointed by three different governors. He was appointed to the Texas Medical Board last year.
Dr. Zeitler is an intelligent and thoughtful individual. I have always found him to be open, straight-forward and well prepared. I wish him the best of luck in this new position with the Board.