UTHCT physicians elect Dr. Thomas Belt chief of staff
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Thomas Belt, MD, has been elected chief of staff at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. Dr. Belt is the first UTHSCT physician to be elected to this position. Previous chiefs of staff were appointed by UTHSCT administrators.
“I am honored that my colleagues have selected me for the position of chief of staff. Over the next two years, I plan to work with my medical staff colleagues to continue to foster the highest possible standards of professionalism and health care quality. We will work diligently to achieve the mission and vision of UT Health Science Center at Tyler,” Dr. Belt said. He takes the place of Ted Gould, MD, who was named UTHSCT chief of staff in fall 2005 and who is relocating to Michigan.
UTHSCT President Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun said, “Dr. Belt is an excellent choice for this position. He understands the history and background of the Health Center. I know Dr. Belt will do an outstanding job of representing the interests of UTHSCT physicians.”
Dr. Belt is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. Besides his position as chief of staff, he is medical director for clinical operations. Dr. Belt, who joined UTHSCT in 1986, is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Geriatrics Society, the American Medical Association, and the Texas Medical Association.
From 1994-97, Dr. Belt was editor of The Texas Internist, published by the Texas Society of Internal Medicine. He also served as president of the Texas Society of Internal Medicine from 1997-98.