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KMA Mourns the Loss of President-Elect Robert Couch, M.D., MBA

Posted November 20, 2019 KMA is saddened to share with members the passing of its 2019-2020 President-Elect Robert Couch, M.D., MBA, on Nov. 19 following a brief illness. Dr. Couch will be remembered as a champion for healthcare, a passionate advocate for patients and a respected leader in the medical community. He was an emergency physician and the Emergency Department Medical Director at Norton Audubon Hospital, Louisville, as well as a founding member of Southern Emergency Medical Specialists, PSC. Dr.

President’s Message: A Season of Thanks

Posted November 18, 2019 Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy in our life. As members of the KMA, we have a lot to be thankful for, as well as a lot to look forward to in the coming months.  Over the last few weeks, I have had the privilege of meeting with physicians from various parts of our state, and it has made me more thankful for the strength that comes

Christian Furman, M.D., MSPH, AGSF, Medical Director of the University of Louisville Trager Institute, Seeks to Provide Optimal Aging Options for Kentuckians

Posted October 29, 2019 More than 16 percent of Kentuckians are 65 years of age or older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And this number is growing. From 2000 – 2010, the elderly population grew in all but seven counties in Kentucky, based on a report by the Kentucky State Data Center. “There’s never going to be enough geriatricians to take care of all these older people in the whole state,” said KMA member Christian Davis Furman, M.D., MSPH,

October 2019 President’s Message: Highlighting the “K” in KMA

Posted October 21, 2019 Let me begin my first official KMA President’s Message by emphasizing what an honor and privilege it is to serve as your President. During my installation at last month’s KMA Annual Meeting, I shared my vision for the upcoming year. To put it simply, I plan to highlight the “K” in KMA. I have already begun traveling throughout the state to meet with physicians and hear about the challenges they are facing. In the last couple

KPLI Graduates Class of 2019

Posted October 17, 2019 Eleven graduates of the Kentucky Physicians Leadership Institute (KPLI) were recognized at the 2019 KMA Annual Meeting VIP Board Dinner on Sept. 20, 2019. This is KMA’s third class of KPLI participants, an initiative with the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care designed to enhance the leadership skills of physicians who can fill emerging leadership roles and influence health care policy in the ever-evolving world of medicine. As part of their training, KPLI graduates studied personal and

Notice of Application for Appointment to the Hemophilia Advisory Committee

Posted September 30, 2019 Physicians interested in being considered for a gubernatorial appointment to the Hemophilia Advisory Committee must submit an application and their curriculum vitae to the Kentucky Medical Association by October 30, 2019. Applications are being sought for the four-year term beginning December 1, 2019 ending November 30, 2023. Click here to obtain an application or contact KMA at (502) 814-1386.

Notice of Application for Appointment to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure

Posted September 27, 2019 Physicians interested in being considered for a gubernatorial appointment to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure (KBML) must submit an application and their curriculum vitae to the Kentucky Medical Association by October 30, 2019. Applications are being sought for the KBML partial four-year term ending August 31, 2022. Click here to obtain an application or contact KMA at (502) 814-1386.

Ben Chandler Receives KMA Advocacy Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 24, 2019 CONTACT: Emily Schott KMA Communications Director 502-814-1388 schott@kyma.org Ben Chandler Receives KMA Advocacy Award LOUISVILLE, KY —  The Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) presented its Advocacy Award to Ben Chandler, President and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, during its 2019 Annual Meeting on Sept. 21 in Louisville. The award is presented to individuals who have effected positive change in the healthcare space through their advocacy efforts. In 2001, Chandler established the Foundation

Patrick Withrow, M.D., Receives KMA Community Service Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 24, 2019 CONTACT: Emily Schott KMA Communications Director 502-814-1388 schott@kyma.org Patrick Withrow, M.D., Receives KMA Community Service Award LOUISVILLE, KY —  The Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) presented its Community Service Award to Patrick Withrow, M.D., of Paducah during the Leadership Dinner at the 2019 KMA Annual Meeting on Sept. 21. The award recognizes a physician who has made significant contributions to his or her community. Dr. Withrow was selected for tireless dedication to addressing two public

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