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.

Let’s Have Some Fun!!

Attention Bronze, Silver and Gold Members!!  Invite a colleague to join the Southern Medical Association and you could win TWO […]

SMA Wants to “Chat” With You!!

Anyone visiting the SMA website now has the option to click onto a “Chat” button and within moments, an SMA staff […]

Did You Know?

Tooth decay has led to 60% of American adults losing their upper right, middle molar. Sources: and The People’s Almanac […]



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