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Established in 1906, and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Southern Medical Association is a non-profit, physician-led, multispecialty medical association committed to promoting the health of patients through physician advocacy and a culture of leadership which enhances professional development. SMA is dedicated to promoting and supporting physicians as leaders within the healthcare delivery and reform movements. Physicians are the ultimate patient advocate and have a deep commitment to their patients’ health, well-being, and safety. SMA supports physicians with informational and educational programs as tools to allow physicians to articulate and advocate for their profession and their patients.

There’s an “mHealth” App for That…

It started as eHealth as far back as 1999 (possibly earlier) and depending on who you talked to, it encompassed […]

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day

In recognition of World Down Syndrome Day, which takes place on 3/21 to represent the third copy of the 21st […]

In Honor of Black History Month, Did You Know…

Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler was the first African American woman to earn a medical degree? She received her Doctress of […]



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Our Mission: The Southern Medical Association promotes the health of patients through advocacy, leadership, education, and service.