About Us

physicians1 Our Mission and Vision

The Tennessee Medical Association is a professional organization for doctors dedicated to protecting the health interests of patients and enhancing the effectiveness of physicians throughout the state by defining and promoting:

  • Quality, safe and effective medical care;
  • Public policy to protect the sanctity of the physician-patient relationship, improve access to and the affordability of quality medical services;
  • Ethics and competence in medical education and practice; and
  • Open communication between the medical profession and the public, fostering a better understanding of the capacities of medical practice.

In 1830, a small group of physicians convened in Nashville, Tennessee to organize the Medical Society of Tennessee hoping to ensure and advocate for good, proper medicine for the people of Tennessee. From that initial meeting of the Association’s 151 charter members, the Tennessee Medical Association has grown to represent and serve physicians and patients across the state. Today, organized medicine has a strong voice in the Tennessee legislature, with our state’s health insurance companies and among the patients we proudly serve.


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Our History

Our Staff

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Our Staff

Board of Trustees

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Click the link below to access our current TMA Policy Manual. This manual contain current policies of the association as adopted by our House of Delegates over the last seven years. If you have questions about our policy-setting procedures or specific policy, please contact our staff at 800-659-1862 or send us an email.

Policy Manual

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Position Statement on Health System Reform

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Annual Report