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

CMA History Speech

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