The Cincinnati Medical Association or CMA was founded as a local branch of the National Medical Association in 1925, at a time when African American health care professional in the Cincinnati Area found it necessary to establish their own professional society because of the segregated health care system.

The mission of the Cincinnati Medical Association is to support the delivery of quality medical care to the traditionally under-served segments of the Greater Cincinnati Community, to serve as an advocate for the underrepresented populations of the Tri-State Region and to enhance the professional practice of the minority physicians.

In addition to providing a forum in the Cincinnati Area where minority physician can tackle the ever-evolving health issues affecting the medical profession and the health care system, the CMA

  • Offers Continuing Medical Education to its members
  • Organizes profession and social gatherings for its members
  • Mentors minority medical students, interns, residents, fellows
  • Provides financial support to area organizations who share the vision of health
  • Organizes, participates and sponsors community health fairs, seminars, workshops

The Cincinnati Medical Association Leadership

Dr. Roosevelt Walker

Dr. Roosevelt Walker has been President of the CMA since 2013.  He has been a member of CMA since 1986.

He graduated from University of Louisville School of Medicine.  He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Louisville.  He currently practices at TriHealth.  He also serves as a faculty member in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Dr. Marcus Washington

Dr. Marcus Washington is the Secretary of the CMA.  He has been a member of CMA for multiple years.

He currently works at Premier Health Family Medicine.  Areas of clinical interest include Family Medicine.

Dr. Clyde E. Henderson

Dr. Clyde E. Henderson is the Treasurer of the CMA. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who has been active in the CMA for over four decades.

He is now retired from private practice but remains the sole proprietor of Cincinnati Evaluation and Consulting, LLC.

CMA History Speech

Jan 16th, 2000 by Dr. Chester Pryor and Dr. George Hale