Stuart J. Goodman, MD, MBA Installed as President of the Southern Medical Association

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The Southern Medical Association (SMA) is proud to announce the installation of Stuart J. Goodman, M.D., M.B.A. as President for 2013-2014.

The Southern Medical Association (SMA) is proud to announce the installation of Stuart J. Goodman, M.D., M.B.A. as President for 2013-2014. Established in 1906, SMA is a multi-specialty medical association committed to providing all physicians with leadership and advocacy tools through education and information so physicians continue to provide quality patient care and lead the discussion on medical care reform. SMA allows physicians to have a voice through online communities of interest and practice and discussion sites for late breaking events. SMA is Physician Leaders making a difference through informed discussion and dialogue.

Stuart J. Goodman, M.D., M.B.A. is a Board-Certified Neurologist who earned his medical degree from the University of the East R.M. Medical Center in the Philippines and his MBA from Auburn University. He does practice general neurology with interests in stroke, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy. His private practice is in conjunction with MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center where he is the Division Director of Neurology and Medical Director of the Stroke Center and did serve as the elected president of the Medical Staff for three years.

Dr. Goodman completed his internship at The Brooklyn Hospital where he met his wife Myrna, who is an R. N., and who served as President of the MedChi Alliance. He then completed his Neurology residency at Georgetown University Hospital, where he was Chief Resident in 1981 and prior to starting his practice in 1982 did complete a Fellowship in EEG-Epilepsy at Boston University Hospital.

Dr. Goodman has always been committed to patient care and advocacy to patients and to his professional peers. This is what led him to the Southern Medical Association where he has been a member since 1992. He has served on the Coordinating Committee on Membership, the Presidential Committee on Selections and Chair of the Coordinating Committee on Leadership. He has represented SMA in various leadership roles including being Associate Councilor from 2006-2008 and Councilor representing both Maryland and Washington, D.C. from 2008-2012. Aside from this, he is a past President of the Prince George’s County Medical Society, the Philippine Medical Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and completed the Donald M. Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum at the Academy of Neurology and was honored to then be appointed as a mentor.

Dr. Goodman looks forward to leading the SMA onward in the footsteps of his predecessors. Join Dr. Goodman and the SMA in making a difference for yourself and your patients. Membership information is available at

Stuart J. Goodman, M.D. and Myrna have one son, Jacob, who is involved in Diplomacy in Israel. Traveling is their major hobby and they have had the opportunity to have been in all seven continents. Many of their trips are medically oriented and they have been to hospitals in China, Kenya, Vietnam, Cambodia and India among others. SMA welcomes Dr. Stuart J. Goodman as President 2013-2014.

Founded in 1906 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, SMA is a multi-specialty and interdisciplinary medical association that promotes the health of patients through advocacy, leadership, education, and service. For additional information, contact Kendra Blackmon at (800) 423-4992, ext. 164 or via email at kblackmon (at) sma (dot) org.

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