ABOUT THE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Golden State Medical Association is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.
The GSMA promotes and supports the interests of physicians and patients of African descent as:
A collective voice of California physician organizations of African descent,
A leading force for parity and justice in medicine, and
A unified group of health professionals working toward the elimination of health disparities in California, and the promotion of optimal health, including environmental conditions needed for obtaining it.
President: L Khadijah Lang, M.D.
Secretary: Anne M. Staveren, M.D.
Treasurer: Nate Allen, M.D.
Immediate Past President: Katrina Peters
Advocacy: L Khadijah Lang, M.D.
Health Policy: Sylvia G Carlisle, M.D., MBA
Legislative: William D King, M.D., J.D.
Mental Health: C Freeman, M.D., MBA
Public Health: Alvin Nelson El Amin, M.D., MPH
MORE INFO ABOUT THE GSMA
L KHADIJAH LANG, M.D.
Los Angeles, California
Golden State Medical Association (GSMA), a 501c3 physician membership organization, was established in 1962 as the constituent association of the National Medical Association (NMA) for the state of California. We are an association representing African American physicians and those of African descent in California, and are comprised of the local NMA Societies throughout the state. GSMA promotes and supports these local societies in their efforts to increase the participation of persons of African descent in the medical and STEM professions, and effectively advocate for equitable health care access for all communities, particularly those of color. Activities include, but are not limited to, practice development, mentoring, community outreach, continuing education, legislative forums and medical missions. We, along with our constituent societies, target medical, psychological and social issues as a reaffirmation of our dedication to improving the health status of under-served and disadvantaged communities.
JOIN US IN MOZAMBIQUE
October 26 to November 3, 2018
Special Needs: Anesthesiologist, Nurses (burn care & OR), Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics, OB/Gyn
Join us in beautiful Mozambique! The purpose of the mission is professional development through training of Mozambique colleagues & invaluable patient care in reconstructive surgery for pediatrics burns.
Who: For USA Licensed MD/DOs, specialized NPs, PAs and RNs
Where: Matola Provincial Health Center, Matola, Mozambique (~25 miles outside of the capitol city of Maputo)
What: Focus on new surgical techniques and care in reconstructive surgery for pediatric burns.