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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.

Course Meets State Mandated CME Requirements for Pain Management

Many states are now requiring that physicians include pain management and controlled substances continuing education in their total credit requirements […]

FREE Webinar on Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

It is not too late to register for SMA’s FREE Webinar on Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, taking place Thursday, May […]

The Risks to Young People of E-Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have been available for many years and have recently risen in popularity. These devices deliver nicotine […]



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