For Physicians, By Physicians
Get to know the Physicians who lead the Practicing Physicians of America.
PPA’s board is led, pro-bono, by actively practicing physicians
We are a group of servant leaders. Our work is dedicated in honor and memory of those physicians or physician-trainees lost striving to care for others. Your support represents a community of care-givers standing in unity for one another.
Dr. Thompson | Dr. Mass | Dr. Fisher | Dr. Al-Agba | Dr. Dixon
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.
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
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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.
Westby G. Fisher, M.D.
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.
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
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