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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.

Medicare and Medicaid 50th Anniversary Count Down

News Release Contact: Washington, D.C. – This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Amendments to […]

World Hepatitis Day – July 28, 2015

To mark World Hepatitis Day on July 28 this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on policymakers to […]

How Can Violent Attacks on Healthcare Professionals in Hospitals Be Prevented?

After a series of fatal incidents, questions are being raised about the use of firearms in hospitals. Currently, there is […]



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