Who We Are

Texas Doctors for Social Responsibility (TDSR) are a diverse group of physicians who believe that every Texan, regardless of their income, should have access to comprehensive healthcare.

The Mission

Our mission is to lead physicians and local communities as they advocate for a more just and cost-effective healthcare system in the state of Texas.

The Vision

We envision a world where every physician is an advocate for achieving universal and sustainable healthcare coverage for all Texans.

The Methods to Accomplish Our Mission

  • Promoting legislative actions that expand healthcare for the working poor and underinsured in Texas
  • Advocating for enrollment in affordable and subsidized health insurance programs such as the ACA -Supporting cost-effective initiatives that compensate healthcare providers fairly for quality treatment
  • Educating the public about the long-term consequences of high uninsured rates and untreated chronic illness on the wellbeing of society
  • Empowering patients and physicians to tell their stories to their community stakeholders and policymakers


Board Chair & President
Jaime Estrada, MD
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Vice President
Rodolfo Morales Urby, MD
Family Medicine Secretary

Josephine Ruiz-Healy, MD
Pediatric Medicine

Thomas Gowan, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Leo Lopez III, MD
Family Medicine

Patricia Tenner, MD
Pediatric Critical Care

Walter Zink, MD
Diagnostic Radiology

Ted Fox
Retired Healthcare Executive

Javier Roman
Co-Owner, Worldwide Languages

Linda Roman
Co-Owner, Worldwide Languages


“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”African Proverb

Collaboration is key. We work closely with our allies to fight for a more just and cost-effective healthcare system in Texas: