SMA Alliance (SMAA) - Southern Medical Association

Who We Are

Southern Medical Association Alliance (SMAA) is a vibrant team of leaders working in their communities to improve health care and health literacy. The SMA Alliance was started in 1924 as a volunteer organization of physician spouses in 16 Southern states and D.C. and has grown to include members both in the US and internationally.

What We Do

SMA Alliance members strive to enhance and improve knowledge on health related issues, encourage students to become future physicians, preserve medical history and achievements, and raise funds for student/resident scholarships and grants. The SMA Alliance provides networking and support uniquely tailored to physicians and physician spouses.

Community Service

Get Involved

The SMA Alliance provides networking and support uniquely tailored to physicians and their spouses, educates communities on health-related issues, and encourages the professional recognition of physicians.

Alliance History

Build On Our Rich History

In the words of Mrs. George D. Feldner, 29th President, “It is the story about doctors’ spouses sharing a mutual interest, bound together by a common tie, working side by side throughout the years, to attain a desired goal…”

Society of 1924

Support the Physicians of Tomorrow

The purpose of the Society of 1924 is to provide scholarship opportunities for third year medical students in partnership with the Southern Medical Association Research and Education Endowment Fund.

Read the President’s message, review the reports, and see what’s happening in the Alliance. 

SMA Alliance Membership is open to spouses of physicians and physicians for a $40 annual fee. Spouses of medical students and residents may join at no charge.
Email Vonette at or call (800)423-4992 Ext. 100 to request the free membership.

Serving Since 1924

The goals of the SMAA are:

  • To provide services and support to medical families by providing communication methods for the exchange of ideas and perspectives across the sixteen states, the District of Columbia (hereinafter, the term “states” shall mean the sixteen states and the District of Columbia), and states located out of the region;
  • To motivate active membership participation through the promotion of benefits and services to members and potential members, and;
  • To provide grants and awards to members and communities which promote health education, doctors’ day and medical heritage.

The overall Mission of the SMAA is:

To support its members who serve families and communities through programs which improve and promote health and well-being, preserve the history of medicine, and recognize the physicians who practice it while supporting the mission and goals of the Southern Medical Association.


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