TMA Presents First Health Hero Award

A graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Rajiv “Raj” Dahiya serves as a radiation oncologist at Premier Cancer Centers in Dallas, TX, where he makes use of tools such as the Predictive Medical Solutions Cyberknife to provide the very latest in radiation therapy tools to his patients. Engaged in the ongoing development and evolution of his profession, Dr. Raj Dahiya belongs to the Texas Medical Association.

Earlier this year, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) debuted a new “Health Hero” award designed to recognize organization members who have been key voices in its three major outreach initiatives: Be Wise-Immunize, Walks With a Doc Texas, and Hard Hats for Little Heads. The organization’s Council on Health Promotion, which serves as the oversight arm for all three initiatives, selected C. Leilani Valdes, MD, a pathologist from Victoria, Texas, as its first Health Hero award recipient.

Commenting on the selection, Dr. Valdes called it a “great honor” to be recognized as the first recipient. She also says she is excited about continuing to participate in the programs in the future, as she is passionate about these types of community awareness initiatives.