About Us


The Tennessee Medical Association is the state’s largest professional association for physicians. We improve the health of Tennessee by bringing all physicians together in efforts to continually improve effectiveness of physician care and ensure proper policy to serve the best interests of patients and the profession.

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.

TMA was founded in 1830 as the Medical Society of Tennessee at the prompting of the Tennessee General Assembly. Lawmakers said then that “health is universally acknowledged to be essentially necessary to the happiness and prosperity of society” and chose the Medical Society of Tennessee to ensure the good health of Tennesseans.

TMA today continues fulfilling that charge. We enhance the effectiveness of physicians throughout the state and protect the health interests of patients by defining and promoting:

  • Quality, safe and effective medical care;

  • Public policy to protect the sanctity of the physician-patient relationship and improve access to and the affordability of quality medical services;

  • Ethics and competence in medical education and practice; and

  • Open communications between the medical profession and the public, fostering a better understanding of the capacities of medical practice.

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