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Welcome to NMA Region V

The National Medical Association (NMA) promotes the collective interests of physicians and patients of African descent. NMA carries out its mission by serving as the collective voice of physicians of African descent and a leading force for parity in medicine, elimination of health disparities and promotion of optimal health. NMA mission is to advance the art and science of medicine for people of African descent through education, advocacy, and health policy to promote health and wellness, eliminate health disparities, and sustain physician viability.  Region V of the NMA consists of nine states:

Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri,
Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas


Melissa Walker, DO
Melissa Walker, DORegion V Chair

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NMA is the collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health.