Editorial Board

SMA Officers, 2014-2015

Stuart Goodman, MD, MBA
Clinton, MD 

Mark S. Williams, MD, MBA, JD, CPE
Indian Springs, AL

Immediate Past President
Gary A. Delaney, MD
Orangeburg, SC

Executive Director
William L. (Luke) Hartsfield, FLMI
Birmingham, AL


G. Richard Holt, MD, MSE, MPH, MABE, D.Bioethics
San Antonio, TX 

Editor Emeritus
John B. Thomison, MD
Nashville, TN

Associate Editors

Jack DiPalma, MD
Mobile, AL
December 2012

Amy Ernst, MD
Albuquerque, NM
December 2012

Dana King, MD
Charleston, SC
December 2013

Editorial Board

Douglas Aukerman, MD, Orthopaedics
Pennsylvania State University
December 2013

Colonel Joseph Brennan, MD, Head and Neck Surgery
San Antonio Medical Center
Assistant Editor for Surgery & Surgical Specialties
December 2016

Rachel Brown, MD, MPhil, Medical Education and Psychiatry
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Assistant Editor for Medical Education
December 2016

Jason Collins, MD, Emergency Medicine
Texas A&M School of Medicine
Assistant Editor for Emergency & Disaster Medicine
December 2015

Vanessa Diaz, MD, MS, Family Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
December 2015

La Vonne Downey, MD, Epidemiology
Roosevelt University
December 2014

Daniel Federman, MD, Internal Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
December 2013

Steven Feldman, MD, Dermatology
Wake Forest University
December 2014

Stephen Geraci, MD, Cardiology
University of Mississippi
Assistant Editor for Medicine & Medical Specialties
December 2013

John Hardt, PhD, Bioethics and Health Policy
Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Stritch School of Medicine
December 2016

Dan Hunt, MD, Internal Medicine
Harvard Medical School
December 2013

Mark Martens, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Heartland Health Institute
December 2014

Michael Shawn McFarland, PharmD, Pharmacology
Alvin C. York Veterans Administration
December 2013

Robert Oldham, MD, MS, Psychiatry
Assistant Editor for Mental Health
Fresno County (CA) Department of Behavioral Health
December 2015

Kristen Plastino, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Assistant Editor for Women's Health
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
December 2015

Joann Schulte, DO, MPH, Public Health and Epidemiology
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Assistant Editor for Public Health & Environmental Medicine
December 2016

James Wooten, PharmD, Pharmacology
University of Missouri-Kansas City
December 2014


International Editorial Board

Andrew Ferguson, MEd, FRCA, Anesthesiology
Craigavon Area Hospital
December 2014

Rehan Kazi, MBBS, MS, DNB, Surgery
University of London
December 2013


Each member of the Southern Medical Journal Editorial Board, if not a current member of the Southern Medical Association, is supplied with a complimentary SMA membership for the term of his or her Board service. Association membership includes a complimentary subscription to the Southern Medical Journal. There is no other compensation.