Frank K. Jones, MD, M.P.H., FACS, Atlanta Medical Association President

president’s message

Welcome to our new website for the Atlanta Medical Association.  My name is Frank K. Jones, M.D. and I am proud to serve as the president of this phenomenal organization.  I stand on the shoulders of several great leaders that have served before me. We have a very rich history and a prosperous future. We are the largest local chapter and we are an award-winning chapter of the National Medical Association. In addition, we are the oldest, local, Black medical society in America. 

My major goal for the organization is to broaden the influence and impact we have on the community, and to increase the identity that we have in the community. I want this website to reflect our strategic vision for the future…we want to be innovative, informative, and involved.

Lenora Bullock, MD, Atlanta Medical Association President

Uniting ATLMed for a Transformative Future

Atlanta Medical Association, Incorporated (ATLMed) inducted the 77th President, Lenora Y. Bullock, MD. Dr. Bullock is highly respected and accomplished physician who has made significant contributions to the field of medicine with her unwavering commitment to patient care. Dr. Bullock is an alumnus of Fisk University and Meharry Medical College.  She completed her post-graduate training at Emory University. She has passionately practiced as an emergency medicine physician for over 20 years. She also serves as a medical director in utilization management. She continues to be a trailblazer advocating for marginalized communities and striving to bridge healthcare disparities.

Advancing Equitable Healthcare Through AtlMed’s Vision and Action

As the 77th president of the Atlanta Medical Association, (ATLMed).  I first want to express my deepest gratitude for entrusting me with this prestigious role.   ATLMed has long been a beacon of hope, advocating for equitable healthcare access and forging diversity in the medical field. Our organization stands as a testament to the resilience and brilliance of African American healthcare professionals, whose contributions have propelled advancements in medicine, research, and community health.
In the face of numerous challenges, we must seize this opportunity to elevate our impact and address the pressing issues that disproportionately affect our communities. Healthcare disparities remain a stark reality, with African Americans experiencing higher rates of chronic diseases, lower access to quality care, and unequal health outcomes.
Under my leadership, ATLMed will intensify its efforts to bridge these gaps and dismantle the barriers hindering progress. We will champion initiatives to address population health,  HIV awareness, limb salvage, sickle cell awareness, maternal -fetal health, and  the obesity epidemic.  We promote health education, and foster partnerships with community organizations to address the social determinants of health.
Furthermore, we will actively engage in policy advocacy, working hand in hand with policymakers and stakeholders to drive meaningful change. By amplifying our voices, we will strive to ensure that legislation, funding, and healthcare policies are not only inclusive but also address the specific needs of African American patients and healthcare professionals.

ATLMed will continue to promote mentorship, scholarship, and leadership development within our ranks. We recognize the importance of fostering a new generation of African American medical professionals who are not only exceptional clinicians but also catalysts for transformative change.
Together, we possess the collective strength to reshape the healthcare landscape and build a future where every individual, regardless of their background, receives equitable and compassionate care.

we’re ready for the challenge!

The Atlanta Medical Association is ready for the challenge. As we navigate this difficult time, we will emerge with a new image. Part of that new imagery will include this new website, new programming and new initiatives.  A new image does not mean that we have sacrificed any traits or traditions that we hold dear. We will continue to be strong advocates for our patients and for our members.   “Somehow, within this unforgiving terrain, we will continue to root ourselves in the African American community like the healing, African aloe plant…strong, adaptable and enduring” as we prepare for life with a new normal.

Welcome to our website and welcome to the Atlanta Medical Association.