SMA Leadership

Executive Committee

Leadership within the Southern Medical Association is not about position or title, it's about serving your colleagues and patients through the development of quality educational activities.

Ajoy Kumar, MD

Ajoy Kumar, MD
President

Donald J. DiPette, MD
President-Elect

Benjamin M. Carmichael, MD, FACC

Ben M. Carmichael, MD, FACC
Immediate Past President

Randall E. Glick, BSB/PM MCP
Executive Director

Councilors

The SMA Council is the governing body of the Association. The Council governs the Association in accordance with our Constitution, Bylaws, and Policy and Procedures Manual.The SMA Council consists of physicians duly elected by the SMA members in their states to represent their state or district: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia.

Alabama

Clement P. Cotter, Jr, MD, MBA - Councilor

Arkansas

District of Columbia

Marilou G. Tablang-Jimenez, MD - Councilor

Florida

Loretta S. Loftus, MD, MBA - Councilor

Georgia

Melissa B. Rhodes, MD - Councilor

Kentucky

Philip Hartman, MD - Councilor

Louisiana

Donna L. Breen, MD - Councilor

Maryland

Marilou Tablang-Jimenez, MD - Councilor

Mississippi

Jeffrey Morris, MD - Councilor

Missouri

Jeffrey G. Copeland, MD, FACS - Councilor

North Carolina

Lawrence (Lee) S. Carter, Jr., MD - Councilor

Oklahoma

Tomàs P. Owens, Jr., MD - Councilor

South Carolina

Elizabeth W. Edwards, MD - Councilor

Tennessee

Christopher R. Morris, MD - Councilor

Texas

Rosa E. Cuenca, MD, FACS - Councilor

Virginia

Joan K. Lingen, MD - Councilor

West Virginia

David W. Avery, MD - Councilor

Content Review Board

The Content Review Board was created to make sure our content is validated to meet the definition of CME and promote quality or improvements in health care.

  • David Avery, MD
  • Jan Basile, MD
  • Jeffrey Brant, MD
  • Ben Carmichael, MD
  • Lawrence Carter, MD
  • George Conner, MD
  • Jeffrey Copeland, MD
  • Clement Cotter, Jr., MD
  • Donald DiPette, MD
  • Philip Hartman, MD
  • Mason P. Jett, MD
  • Robert Kruger, MD
  • Ajoy Kumar, MD
  • Joan Lingen, MD
  • Christopher Morris, MD
  • Jeffrey Morris, MD
  • Fayez Shamieh, MD
  • Steven Strode, MD
  • Mark Williams, MD

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