Smith named president-elect of Tennessee Medical AssociationApr. 11, 2019, 9:33 AM
by Nancy Humphrey
M. Kevin Smith, MD, PhD, MMHC, assistant professor of Clinical Medicine, has been named president-elect of the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) effective in May. He will serve as president from May 2020-May 2021.
Smith was elected by more than 1,100 members who voted in the 2019 leadership elections.
The TMA is the state’s largest professional association for physicians. Open to all medical doctors or doctors of osteopathy licensed to practice in Tennessee, TMA serves 9,000 members who also participate in local, regional and specialty medical societies throughout the state.
“I consider being elected by my fellow physicians to serve as the president of the Tennessee Medical Association in 2020-2021 an incredibly humbling opportunity to represent all Tennessee physicians as we strive as a profession to ensure the best medical care is available to all people in our state,” Smith said.
“As we discuss issues ranging from access to care in rural areas to how physicians and advance practice providers continue to work together in teams, I hope to keep the focus on the most important issue of all, which is taking care of patients.”