Practicing Physicians of America empowers physicians to make a change.

PPA’s goal is to assist you in developing the resources you need to care for yourself – so that you can care for your patients.

We’re Real Physicians, and We’re Ready for Change

Practicing Physicians of America is represented by a nationally networked Board of Directors.

Dr. Judith Thompson, M.D.

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Thompson is a solo, independent general and breast surgeon. She has practiced for 20 years and is recognized for outstanding philanthropic activities.

About Dr. Thompson

Dr. Marion Mass, M.D.


Dr. Mass is a pediatrician in the Philadelphia area. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and serves as leadership for Physicians Against Drug Shortages.

About Dr. Mass

Dr. Westby G. Fisher, M.D.


Dr. Fisher is a cardiac electrophysiologist based in Chicago, IL. He authors the Dr. Wes Blog, a nationally syndicated personal blog with over 3 million page views.

About Dr. Fisher

Dr. Niran S. Al-Agba


Dr. Al-Agba is a board-certified pediatrician and owner of Silverdale Pediatrics, LLP. She is published on KevinMD, RebelMD and is on the editorial staff at The Health Care Blog.

About Dr. Al-Agba

Dr. Brian J. Dixon, M.D.

Board Member

Dr. Dixon has a thriving pediatric psychiatry private practice in Fort Worth, TX. He is the Founder and CEO of Together Forward, a 501(c)4 non-profit Think Tank.

About Dr. Dixon

Free Yourself for Your Patients



Every movement needs a figurehead. The members of the PPA board are acting on behalf of physicians everywhere. With publications read by millions, years of successful medical practice, and numerous honors and awards, our board has a national spotlight.

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Years combined experience

awards & Honors

PPA’s National Network of Partners

We’re networked nationally with a physician-led group of advisory board members. 

Meet the Advisory Board

National Publications

Our board is fighting for you – and we’re making our voices heard.

Chairman of the Board

Judith L. Thompson, M.D.

Breast Cancer Specialist – General Surgeon

Dr. Judith Thompson is a solo, independent general and breast surgeon. She is the proud mother of two excellent and dearly loved sons, and she is an equestrian. Dr. Thompson is a delegate to the Texas Medical Association, a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. While working as a radiologic technician, Dr. Thompson obtained her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Texas A&M University, then her M.D. At the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, during which time she was two-year class president and received the Outstanding Young Women in America award for philanthropic activities. Her sons have moved, and she is now returning to a life of service for her country. Dr. Thompson completed her surgery residency at East-Tennessee State University under the chairmanship of Dr. William Browder to whom she now tips her hat.


Marion Mass, M.D.

Pediatrician – Board Member: Physicians Working Together

Marion Mass is a pediatrician in the Philadelphia area where she has practiced in hospital, Emergency Room, delivery room, outpatient, and urgent care settings. She graduated from Duke University Medical School and trained in Pediatrics at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She has been writing about life inside medicine, published in the WSJ, Washington Times, and the Philly Inquirer. She has guested on radio shows and BBC broadcasts and advises multiple lawmakers as well as candidates at the state and national level. She serves on the editorial board of her local newspaper, on the wellness board of her local school district, is a board member of the Bucks County Community Health Initiative, and a delegate of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. She guest-blogs on various sites regarding teaching organic gardening to children.


Westby G. Fisher, M.D.

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Dr. Fisher is a cardiac electrophysiologist based in Chicago, IL. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology and served 26 years in the US Naval Reserves and private practice settings before joining his current employer. Aside from his busy clinical practice schedule, Dr. Fisher has been an outspoken critic of the American Board of Medical Specialties’ Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. He authors the Dr. Wes Blog, a syndicated personal blog with over 3 million page views, and is on Twitter. Dr. Fisher earned his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1984, Internal Medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD and performed his cardiac electrophysiogy fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco From 1993-1994.

Board Member

Brian J. Dixon, M.D.


Brian J. Dixon, MD is an impact entrepreneur, psychiatrist, and owner of Progressive Psychiatry in Fort Worth, TX. He has been named Top Doc in multiple publications and is one of Fort Worth Business Press’s Forty Under Forty for 2017. As the the Founder and CEO of Together Forward, a 501(c)4 non-profit Think Tank, he confronts disparities in health, wealth and culture while encouraging others to live with mindfulness and intention. His unique perspective was born from completing the Triple Board program at the University of Kentucky and he launched as a model for aspiring physician CEO’s to own and build their professional brand.

PPA Advisory Board

Practicing Physicians of America is committed to building relationships with physicians across the nation, and is partnered with Physicians who are major influencers in their communities. 

Charles Cutler, MD

Norristown, PA

Guy Kezirian, MD

Scottsdale, AZ

Jane Hughes, MD

San Antonio, TX

Leah Houston, MD

New York, NY

Kenneth A. Fisher, MD

Kalamazoo, MI

Kimberly Jackson, MD

Columbus, GA

Linda Girgis, MD

South River, NJ

Marni Jameson, MA

Winter Park, FL

Meg Edison, MD

Wyoming, MI

Pam Wible, MD

Eugene, OR

Paul Kempen, MD, PhD

Weirton, WV

Ron Benbassat, MD

Beverly Hills, CA

Suja S. Amir, MPA

Richmond, VA

Venu Julapalli, MD

Houston, TX

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