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, FAAFP

Donald J. DiPette, MD

Donald DiPette, MD, FACP, FAHA

Benjamin M. Carmichael, MD, FACC

Ben M. Carmichael, MD, FACC
Immediate Past President

Randall E. Glick, BSB/PM MCP
Executive Director


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.


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


District of Columbia

Marilou G. Tablang-Jimenez, MD, DFAPA - Councilor


Loretta S. Loftus, MD, MBA - Councilor


Melissa B. Rhodes, MD - Councilor


Philip Hartman, MD - Councilor


Donna L. Breen, MD - Councilor


Marilou Tablang-Jimenez, MD, DFAPA - Councilor


Jeffrey Morris, MD - Councilor


Jeffrey G. Copeland, MD, FACS - Councilor

North Carolina

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


Tomàs P. Owens, Jr., MD - Councilor

South Carolina

Elizabeth W. Edwards, MD, MIB - Councilor


Christopher R. Morris, MD - Councilor


Rosa E. Cuenca, MD, FACS - Councilor


Joan K. Lingen, MD, FACOG - 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, FACC
  • Lawrence Carter, MD
  • George Conner, MD
  • Jeffrey Copeland, MD, FACS
  • Clement Cotter, Jr., MD, MBA
  • Donald DiPette, MD, FACP, FAHA
  • Philip Hartman, MD
  • Mason P. Jett, MD
  • Robert Kruger, MD
  • Ajoy Kumar, MD, FAAFP
  • Joan Lingen, MD, FACOG
  • Christopher Morris, MD
  • Jeffrey Morris, MD
  • Fayez Shamieh, MD
  • Steven Strode, MD
  • Mark Williams, MD

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